We have a veggie patch disaster – club root – or club foot as I’ve been mistakenly (and embarrassingly) describing it to the neighbours…has attacked nearly ALL our brassicas.
So I’m afraid half our winter veg supply; the sprouts, cauliflower and cabbages (with all their lovingly placed collars) are not going to make it. And it was all going so well…
It’s a fungal infection that comes from something in the soil. It stunts growth in the roots and therefore the plants. There’s really not much we can do about it – apart from trying to find strains of club foot resistant brassicas in future. Ed not surprisingly is forlorn after all his hard work, especially today – as he decided to pull them all up.
However, even though we’re rookies, the rest of the patch looks really healthy and with our intermittent removal of slugs (fond of lettuce) and caterpillar eggs (prefer curly kale) it looks like the rest of our veg should be fine.