All of the cabbage that I planted was destroyed by some kind of caterpillar. I didn't notice anything at first except for a few plants that had been gnawed around the edges. Then when I started inspecting the interior of the plants to see if heads were forming, I noticed all kinds of little green caterpillars chewing away at the tiny, forming heads of cabbage.
It kills me because they seemed to be doing so well up to that point. I ended up having to pull all the plants up, and compost them.
I'm going to try planting some summer crops now, and spray them with an insecticidal soap to hopefully prevent this from happening again.
Not to be beaten, I've added another bed, and I'm going to try some squash, tomatoes, peppers, green beans, and maybe another vegetable or two.
By Chris DeLashmutt Posted On 6:36 PM //