On a dry day, I walk around the garden, admiring the lovely chard which over Winters well, and is now beginning to actively grow again.
Hmm.. I think.. those holes in the leaves don't quite look right. Something must be nibbling. I begin to inspect but don't see anything. I usually blame slugs and snails for everything in the garden. I keep looking the plant over, very thoroughly, and I eventually come across a few little green caterpillars of varying size. I also come across a black caterpillar.
Caterpillars really helped themselves to my non-netted plants over the summer, and I'm wondering if some of them or eggs have hibernated over the Winter (not that we've had much of a Winter)?
Variety: Chard 'White Silver 2' grown from seed in April and planted outside in June.
Has anyone else noticed caterpillars this time of year?
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