Asked on May 20, 2018

What can I put on my Collard greens to avoid the bugs eating my green

by Martha
  9 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 20, 2018

    spray horticultral oil

  • Rymea Rymea on May 20, 2018

    That's not enough damage to worry about. Just enjoy knowing you aren't eating pesticides.

  • Eddy Radar Eddy Radar on May 21, 2018

    If it is slugs, buy copper scrubber pads. Unstaple and unroll tube of copper net. Cut 1" rings and slip around base of plant. If too big already, cut and pin back together with a bobby pin. Slugs wont cross the copper!

  • Zard Pocleeb Zard Pocleeb on May 21, 2018

    You can try Sevin Dust.

  • Sue Buck Sue Buck on May 21, 2018

    Mix cayenne pepper with water, and a little olive oil in a spray bottle. 1 tsp. of cayenne and oil each should be enough. Bugs don't like this. Be sure to wash it good if you don't like it hot.

  • Cheryl Cheryl on May 21, 2018

    did you see the bugs? If it is any type of worm or caterpillar (like those from t a cabbage butterfly ) there is a bacterium called bacillus thuringiensis. I'e used in the past with good results, and to my knowledge it is safe

  • Tro33508344 Tro33508344 on May 28, 2018

    “IRISH SPRING” scented shower soap bar, that has been shaved into small pieces and placed around the base of the plant.

  • F F on May 31, 2018

    Looks like cabbage moth holes. Just squish them in place and leave on the plant. Your plant will smell like death to other caterpillars. Bonus: plants eaten by insects have greater anti-oxidant levels!

  • Gwendolyn Patrick Gwendolyn Patrick on Dec 08, 2021

    I have tried dishwater soap added to water in a spray bottle. It works !