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Post  Weatherkid on 4/24/2010, 4:43 pm

I believe I have a problem with cabbage worms. It only occurs on my Bok Choi, but there are tons of little holes on the leaves. I went out to the garden early in the morning and saw dozens of little slug-like creatures. Any suggestions on how to stop them? So far I've used a solution of hot sauce and water which seems to be starting to work, although I don't know if it's good for the plant itself. Any suggestions would be appreciated. The strange thing is that the worms haven't touched any of the other cabbage. weird.
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Post  chocolatepop on 4/25/2010, 1:38 am

humm im betting they arent cabbage worms. but check out this thread!http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/general-sfg-talk-f5/green-ice-lettuce-problem-t1595.htm
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Post  Weatherkid on 4/27/2010, 2:24 pm

Alright, thanks for your suggestion.
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Post  martha on 4/27/2010, 2:51 pm

http://blog.ecosmart.com/index.php/2009/05/02/cabbage-worms/

this is a website that aids in identification, and what to do once they have moved in. Good luck!
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Post  Weatherkid on 4/30/2010, 3:27 pm

I looked at the picture of cabbage worms and what I have aren't anything like those. What I have look like really miniature slugs. They chew out tons of little holes. Thanks for your help though.
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Post  ander217 on 4/30/2010, 8:24 pm

Are you sure they aren't slugs? There are some that are pretty tiny.

Here's a link to some ideas for slug control:

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/luminance/rgaa/Slugs.htm

I have one cabbage plant out of nine in my SFG box that has holes in its leaves. The others are just fine. I can never see anything on the plants, and figured whatever it is, is munching at night. I never thought it might be slugs that are buggin' me, but thanks for a heads-up on that possibility.

I think I'll try some of the ideas on this site, too.
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