Melinda's Garden Moment: Eco-friendly Control of Cabbage Worms
Whether your favorite side dish is
coleslaw, broccoli and cauliflower casserole or roasted Brussels sprouts –-
you'll get the best flavor when you grow the main ingredients yourself.
if you have –- you probably find the leaves of these plants riddled with holes
by mid season.
larvae eat holes in the leaves of these plants.
check along the stems and between leaves and destroy any gelatinous eggs and
green caterpillars you find.
the environmentally friendly Bacillus
thuringiensis that kills only true caterpillars and is safe for people,
pets and wildlife.
the damage by covering these plants with a floating row cover. These fabrics allow air, light and water
through but prevent the insects from laying their eggs on the plants.
short season radishes with long season cole crops such as cabbage, broccoli and
cauliflower. Not only will you double
your harvest, but you can also eliminate problems with root maggot on radishes
by protecting the whole planting with the floating row cover.