Asked on May 13, 2017

Why are worms eating my veggies?

Ram18345182Kauai BreezePennie1958


Giving up planting broccoli, cabbage and a few other vegetables since little white butterflies/moths are laying eggs and their larvae is descimating my produce.
6 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 13, 2017

    Before you decide on giving up do you do preventive maintanence on your vegetables. Bugs are nature ,you have to apply natural insects controls etc.
  • Goi21225909
    on May 14, 2017

    Thank you for your comments.
    I have been using some natural deterrents. I suppose I will have to step up my methods.
  • Allison
    on May 14, 2017

    Have you tried kaolin clay? One of the brand names is Surround and it is suppose to keep sucking and chewing bug from getting to your veggies. I am trying it for the first time this year to help my squash plants that suffer death and destruction from squash bugs. I gave up on them for 3 years and yet the little buggers came back last year and decimated my garden. I understand BT will kill the worms, but it is also detrimental to other butterfly worms, so use cautiously. Good luck, I know first hand how frustrated you must feel.
  • Pennie1958
    on May 14, 2017

    my mom grew everything and never had bugs shed spray the garden with soapy water at least once a month and keeps bugs away
  • Kauai Breeze
    on May 15, 2017

    dusting your plants with flour and salt helps. The salt dries up the eggs, the flour clogs up the mouths of the worms so they die. You have to reapply every time it rains.
  • Ram18345182
    on May 15, 2017

    Those are cabbage worms.
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