In Perth these little critters can turn your much loved brassicas in to lace. In seasons passed I've totally given up on broccoli and caulie crops because of them. In other parts of the world where its cooler frosts kill the moths and people are advised to wait until its really winter to avoid them, but here we have them all autumn, winter and spring. Bastards.
It might look a bit strange but I really reckon it will work. The only problems I foresee is that:
1. I may have been a bit late and there might already be eggs on the leaves that hatch in to hungry little caterpillars
2. It might shade the plants too much. Even in winter Perth is pretty sunny so I'm hoping that it might just slow them down a little.
3. I have to move the net to do any liquid fertilizing and (hopefully) to harvest my bountiful unblemished broccoli.
But its worth a shot. We love broccoli!