Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Anyone in SE Idaho or near by?
by mlpii66 Yesterday at 11:38 pm

» N & C Midwest: March 2017 Brink of Spring
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 10:11 pm

» Terrible News: Bumblebees In Trouble
by audrey.jeanne.roberts Yesterday at 9:41 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in March 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:37 pm

» New from OK City
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:34 pm

» New England March 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:31 pm

» Ground Cherries
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:25 pm

» Hello from Southern Illinois
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:19 pm

» Squares under siege... by grass!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:14 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by yolos Yesterday at 8:54 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:56 am

» Tomato Mystery Mix
by Avinash Yesterday at 12:06 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by TCgardening 3/22/2017, 9:46 pm

» New to SFG!
by TCgardening 3/22/2017, 9:39 pm

» North Texas - Square Foot Garden
by Scorpio Rising 3/22/2017, 8:34 pm

» How can we save this tree?
by countrynaturals 3/22/2017, 2:30 pm

» Ontario - trying out SFG
by Kelejan 3/22/2017, 12:39 pm

» List of Forum Members with Blogs
by Cajun Cappy 3/22/2017, 12:31 pm

» SUGA 2017
by SQWIB 3/22/2017, 9:26 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie 3/22/2017, 8:42 am

» who has chickens
by sanderson 3/21/2017, 3:00 pm

» Rolling Boxes
by sanderson 3/21/2017, 2:50 pm

» Bok Choy
by Scorpio Rising 3/20/2017, 7:16 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by countrynaturals 3/20/2017, 11:53 am

» Need Plant Chart for Nighttime Lows
by Judy McConnell 3/20/2017, 10:55 am

» Collecting Rain Water - Come on Rain!
by newbeone 3/20/2017, 3:39 am

» Did I kill my strawberry plants
by bigdogrock 3/19/2017, 8:45 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by Turan 3/19/2017, 6:05 pm

» Gift Amaryllis
by countrynaturals 3/19/2017, 12:48 pm

» question about Garlic and winter
by GWN 3/19/2017, 10:41 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Cabbage Worms...oh my

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Cabbage Worms...oh my

Post  sheslostit on 5/31/2011, 12:03 pm

So my poor brussel sprout was destroyed by cabbage worms. I was able to id them as cabbage worms. I initially tried plucking them off with no success. Went to the local nursery and with their advice got some organic pesticides. However, I sprayed the plant multiple times and they kept coming back. Finally for fear of attacking the other plants around it, I opted to sacrifice that plant and pulled it out. Anyone have any suggestions to help prevent these little buggers from getting on my plants in the first time. I know with slugs, i've heard of beer in a container. Can cabbage worms climb plastic. I've heard that some worms/catapillers cannot climb plastic so you can place used yougart containers around the plants? Please help me. I really want some sprouts this year but worry about the battle coming this fall when i replant some.

sheslostit

Posts : 68
Join date : 2011-03-07
Location : NW Georgia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Cabbage Worms...oh my

Post  mcduff on 5/31/2011, 12:36 pm

Row covers over your cabbage will prevent the little white butterflies from laying their eggs which become the cabbage worms. Here in the South you have to fight them constantly if you leave the plants uncovered.

mcduff

Posts : 10
Join date : 2011-03-07
Location : Memphis - Zone 7

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Cabbage Worms...oh my

Post  sheslostit on 5/31/2011, 12:44 pm

didn't know that. That's an easy fix. Thanks!
P(:

sheslostit

Posts : 68
Join date : 2011-03-07
Location : NW Georgia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Cabbage Worms...oh my

Post  dizzygardener on 5/31/2011, 2:51 pm

I'm assuming that the organic pesticide in question was BT? If so, you have to keep reapplying it. I think my bottle says every 5 days or something like that. The worms have to ingest the pesticide in order for it to work. BT is degraded by sunlight, so it looses it's potency very quickly. It is also very easily washed away for any rain or watering is going to minimize the effects.

For best results, I usually spray my plants at dusk once a week. I have been able to keep the damage to a minimum that way.

As the previous poster suggested, the easiest way to deal with Cabbage worms is to cover your plants with an insect barrier.
avatar
dizzygardener

Female Posts : 668
Join date : 2011-01-26
Location : WNC 6b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Cabbage Worms...oh my

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum