I might be jumping the gun here, but I was looking out the window at my garden, not wanting to go outside because it was a muggy humid day and the mosquitoes were sure to be out in force... And noticed that my one unprotected cabbage has a nice round head on it, definitely ready to harvest.
Now, this was a plant I gave up on because it couldn't be covered and protected inside the insect barrier tunnel... Due to a couple of parsley that overwintered and had bolted being in the way. The parsley, it turned out, has a very long bloom period. They have been in flower most of June and into July, and constantly visited by tiny flies and wasps, as well as mating soldier beetles, and other beneficial insects. So picture this cloud of parsley flowers 4 ft tall and 3 ft wide, under which sat the cabbage all this time.
Just across the path from them is a largish lavender plant, also in flower since June and attracting obscene number of cabbage white butterflies, as well as bumblebees. Occasionally wasps.
I'll verify tomorrow when I harvest that head of cabbage, but at least from the upstair's window, that cabbage looks whole. (That's why I said I'm jumping the gun)
IF and big IF, it turns out that the cabbage grew mostly undamaged, I'm going to sow parsley seeds all over next year's spring Cole crop bed so they can be established before winter and survive to flower next year. I'm supposed to sow parsley seeds by 7/15 in my Zone 6b area.