Today’s online Farmer’s Almanac advice is: Soak broccoli in cold water to drown (and sink) cabbage loopers.
Bossy has a problem with this: Sinking and drowning are both verbs used to describe the action of submersion and so Bossy contends the placement of these two words in one declarative sentence is redundant. Also? There Are Cabbage Loopers In Bossy’s Broccoli?
The unfortunate answer is hella yes, there’s a whole life cycle of Insecta Lepidoptera in your Pancotto con Broccoli:
The life cycle begins when the Cabbage Looper eggs are deposited on the upper or lower surface of the cabbage, broccoli, or cauliflower leaf. The eggs often form small clusters and they hatch within five days.
Next the Looper enters its larvae stage where it reaches maturity within twenty days. In this stage they are light green with three pairs of legs and an additional
yuck retch three pairs of legs.
Next the Loopers become encapsulated in a thin white cocoon where they turn from green to brown. This stage is called
And finally after about a week the Cabbage Looper Moth appears. Their job is to sit around on your broccoli laying 300 to 600 eggs. On your broccoli.
Bossy considers this information Food For Thought.