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My veggis are infested by catterpillers!!! Help !!!

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Post  Tonmoy02 on 7/21/2011, 8:44 pm

My Amaranths (edible) are just growing but heavily infested by catterpillers (hornworms?). They made holes on almost all the leaves. I squished many of them but still lots are at the SFG bed. I'm afraid if they may transfer to adjecent beds.I sprayed "Ortho bugs R gone" as it says it kills catterpillers, but I've doubt. I'm almost going to cry and pulling my hairs, they are literally chewing my heart. Anyone has any magic? SOS!!!

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Post  camprn on 7/25/2011, 8:27 am

Do you still have the caterpillar infestation? can you post a photo of one of them? I hope that they are gone and you still have your hair!
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Post  Tonmoy02 on 7/25/2011, 9:06 pm

My hair thinned a lot but have gotten catterpiller solution from you tube. It was actually cabbage loopers and B.T. worked dramatically to eleminate them. BT (Bacillas Teringenthis?) is active bacteria that kills Cabbage loopers but veggi/fruits are still edible. Hope our SFG friends may use this information to save their gardens.

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Post  doc_jh on 7/28/2011, 11:24 am

I've been using BT for a couple of years and it works great on all caterpillars. Bad thing is having to spray it every 4-5 days to keep it effective. Thus my broccoli looks horrible right now.

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Post  jenjehle on 7/28/2011, 5:16 pm

Tonmoy02 wrote:My hair thinned a lot but have gotten catterpiller solution from you tube. It was actually cabbage loopers and B.T. worked dramatically to eleminate them. BT (Bacillas Teringenthis?) is active bacteria that kills Cabbage loopers but veggi/fruits are still edible. Hope our SFG friends may use this information to save their gardens.



BT is what I would have recommended! Glad you were able to get a handle on those little munchers!



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Post  FamilyGardening on 7/29/2011, 2:12 am

glad you still have plants and hair! Very Happy



my hubby was out today with a tennis R. trying to kill those pesty white butterflies that lay their eggs on our broc's and cauli's that turn into those pesty worms that eat our leaves and veggies.....i really get a kick out of it...the whole family is really getting into gardening....the kids all yell and run after them calling them the bad butterflies.....ha ha ha Laughing even our sheppard dog goes after them....and she is the one that can catch them!....i couldnt stop laughing tonight when my husband found that our 5 year old son had brought in the tennis R....hubby wants it left out haning on the fence next to the garden....ha ha ha....i had the picture of sponge bob and patrick chaising jelly fish......( they are cartoon for those who do not know who they are Laughing for those who know......that is what my family looks like out side trying to gaurd their veggies.......



we are having the BEST summer ever!



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Post  camprn on 7/29/2011, 8:34 am

oh, we need video! Very Happy
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Post  jenjehle on 7/29/2011, 2:57 pm

FamilyGardening wrote:
my hubby was out today with a tennis R. trying to kill those pesty white butterflies that lay their eggs on our broc's and cauli's that turn into those pesty worms that eat our leaves and veggies.....i really get a kick out of it...the whole family is really getting into gardening....the kids all yell and run after them calling them the bad butterflies.....ha ha ha Laughing even our sheppard dog goes after them....and she is the one that can catch them!....i couldnt stop laughing tonight when my husband found that our 5 year old son had brought in the tennis R....hubby wants it left out haning on the fence next to the garden....ha ha ha....i had the picture of sponge bob and patrick chaising jelly fish......( they are cartoon for those who do not know who they are Laughing for those who know......that is what my family looks like out side trying to gaurd their veggies.......

we are having the BEST summer ever!
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Funny how protective everyone can get over THEIR plants and veggies when they get involved. It's not just MOMS plants anymore!

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Post  Furbalsmom on 7/29/2011, 4:28 pm

I work with kids in the Grow UR Grub summer program at our community garden. When the kids see those white cabbage butterflies, they fall all over themselves running around trying to catch them.
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