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I am Never Growing Cauliflower Again (or Broccoli)!!
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Monica Duncan    Posted 07-15-2001 at 05:20:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Those pesky green worms are hiding in the branches of my cauliflower again. I have an organic garden and don't want to spray anything. Unless someone here has a solution to prevent these worms from invading my cauliflower, I am not growing them again. My eyesight is not great, so some end up on our plates! I tried soaking in salt water, but it doesn't get all of them out.

Mudcat49    Posted 07-15-2001 at 07:31:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
VERY, VERY, VERY Soappy water drench the plants with it!!!

Wolf    Posted 07-15-2001 at 06:58:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Try Natural BT. all organic. It's recommended by the nurseries around here.

TomH    Posted 07-15-2001 at 06:03:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
If you want to give it one more chance, try something called a "floating row cover". It's a very light fabric you just drape over the plants, prevents the moths from getting to them to lay eggs. Most seed catalogs sell it.

Monica Duncan    Posted 07-15-2001 at 06:55:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Sounds sensible! But I have raised beds that are 3 feet wide by 15 feet long, so maybe I can find something gauzy in a fabric store.

TomH    Posted 07-15-2001 at 15:52:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
It's a special product, sometimes call spunbonded fabric. Much lighter than gauze or interfacing. Search for Floating Row Cover.

Or search here for it under Garden Supplies.

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