Believe it or not, this little plant may be just the thing you need to stop those pesky Cabbage White butterflies decimating your brassicas.
Known as Upland Cress, Winter Cress, and Belle Isle cress, it makes quite a good substitute for watercress as it has a delicate, peppery flavour. More exciting though is its ability to act as a trap crop for Cabbage White butterflies. Female butterflies are attracted to the cress and lay their eggs on the leaves, however when the caterpillars hatch, they take a bite out of the leaves and die. Plants and seeds available- follow the link in our bio #cress #cabbagewhitebutterfly #wintergarden