Asked on Jun 27, 2013

Cabbage has insect eating it.

CaperniusDouglas HuntCarolyn Richrath


The cabbage has small holes and edges eaten away. What can I do to stop this with something that is natural or a home remedy?
5 answers
  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jun 28, 2013

    It's possible you have cabbage worms, which can be treated with Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis), a naturally occurring bacterial disease that only affects caterpillars.

  • Donna S
    on Jun 29, 2013

    It's probably a very small green worm..I use Sevin Dust.

  • Carolyn Richrath
    on Jul 3, 2013

    I am looking for something natural to kill the bugs that is not harmful to people or pets.This question is a follow up ...for bugs eating cabbage plants.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jul 3, 2013

    Bt is not harmful to people or pets. It is approved for organic production.

  • Capernius
    on Jan 28, 2016

    the best & safest way to go about this is buy yourself some lady beetles & some Praying Mantis Egg sacks. buy some lacewings too. these are all predator eating bugs That will have zero interest in your garden plants, but will feel like they are at a smorgasbord with all the pests you may have. I do not like or trust chemicals, so I refuse to use them.

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