Post by racemom54(KS) on Jun 21, 2011 22:06:15 GMT -5
This is the first year I've planted cabbage and something just over the past few days has started eating my cabbages. There are holes everywhereand little black specks (maybe bug poop). I was told to use Seven dust on them, but I want to find out if there is something not chemical that I could use instead.
Please if anyone has any suggestions or advice I will take it and use it right away.
If the offending bug has an exoskeleton, DE would work.
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Bt is also good to use, especially for caterpillars, and acceptable in organic programs. But I usually end up eating buggy cabbage because I don't like to use it. Jenn, I'm going to give that DE a try in my fall garden.
Not a silly question at all. It goes by lots of different trade names, but Bt stands for bacilla thuringienis (sp?). It's a natural bacterium that is effective against moths and caterpillars. You can get it in liquid or powder form.
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