Irene Ryan asked 12 years ago

I’m growing cabbage and having major problems with caterpillars, how do I kill them organically or without poisoning us all?! I’ve tried salt but thats not working?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
The most effective way to control caterpillars is to search for and destroy the egg batches when laid. These are orange yellow and laid on the undersides of the leaves. If they hatch before you firnd them, the msall caterpillars stay together for a while when small and can be taken off. When they grow larger, they are more widespread and a bigger job.

You could use an insecticide based on natural pyretrhins, such as Bugclear Gun for Fruit and Veg.