Discovered today! Here is one of my cabbages. It is in a state of panic and is running to seed as fast as it can. Witness all the little holes in the older leaves!
At first I thought these were the result of insects. I decided to pull up that cabbage completely and feed the damaged leaves to my worms for compost. When I started to take the bottom leaves off one by one, I discovered the culprits hiding away in the angles of the stems.
Hundreds of baby slugs! They hide by day and come out for a feast in the night!
This cabbage was doomed! And so is the rest of my cabbage and Brussels sprouts - unless I harvest them pronto!
I hope to be able to freeze the Brussels sprouts and eat the rest of the cabbage every day until it is all used up.
This is the price we are going to have to pay for our exceptionally mild winter. A plague of slugs! This happened one year before, when you could not put your foot on the lawn without squashing a few. And at about 7.30 in the evening , the lawn would be black with them!