The broccoli survived the cold snap, no problem. I was delighted!
Yesterday, with the onset of stunning spring like weather I went out to open up the covers and let the plants have air and sun for a few days before I have to close up everything for the single digit lows predicted for Thursday night.
And found all but one plant to be completely bare of leaves, and the stalks themselves very gnawed on.
In other words the rodents refused to be forced to move by me flooding their holes, and decided to take advantage of the free food right infront of them…….obviously if this is something I want to do again next winter additional thought will have to go into how to keep out the rodents.
For now traps have been set in an attempt to catch them…….