One thing I know I am NOT going to do this year is let the cabbageworms get the best of me. Imported cabbageworms are common all across the U.S. They were introduced from Europe in the 1800s, and the caterpillars love to chew ragged holes in the leaves and flower buds of all members of the brassica family.
The vegetable garden is looking good! The lettuce is nearly ready to harvest, the carrots are an inch high, the chard is developing its first true leaves, and the cole crops are growing like weeds.