Will browsed cole crops regrow?
Wild ducks landed in my garden and nibbled most of the leaves on my kale, cabbage, and cauliflower, leaving the stems and some small leaves. The plants had been in the garden about 3 weeks-1 month and were 4-6 inches tall. Are they likely to regrow, or am I out of luck?
Clackamas County Oregon
If the plants have 1 or 2 true leaves left on them it is certainly worth a try. Those that are just stalks will not be able to photosynthesize so it is less likely they will recover. To give them the best chance you might float a row cover over them to protect from further attacks should your wild ducks return.