About a month ago I covered two of my raised beds with PVC pipe frames and tulle. I planted broccoli in one of the beds, and zucchini in the other.
In another (uncovered) bed I planted Brussels Sprouts (which are closely related to broccoli and attract the same pests).
Here are photographs from today. You can see that the Brussels Sprouts leaves have been feasted upon by cabbage worms. On the other hand, you can see that the Broccoli leaves are perfect and untouched. It’s amazing!
Then also I took a photo of the zucchini under the tulle. I have never had such pristine stalks on any squash plant I’ve had. You can probably see in the photo that there is some sort of mildew on the leaves…but otherwise the plant looks very very good and is starting to fruit. I am hand polinating every day whenever there is a male and a female blossom available.
So, I’m a big big fan. I’m going to be drowning in squash next spring!