Many of these insects even have "cabbage" in their name: cabbage loopers, cabbage webworms, and cross-striped cabbageworms
, to name a few.
Try 'Green Glaze,' which has bright green leaves and is slow to bolt, if you want a variety that tolerates heat and cold, and is not preferred by cabbageworms
17: Even though Late Fall is here, cabbageworms
still eat the cabbage in milder years.
The first section, "A Blind, Irresistible Urge," surrounds readers in the natural world's abundance, from a windfall of apricots to the work of opossums and cabbageworms
. Echoing the abundance are Spera's spellbinding sounds and eye-opening word choices.
To guard against aphids, cabbageworms
, flea beetles, and other pests, lay floating row covers directly over seeded crops or plants.
There are many types of parasitic wasps whose larvae feed on problem insects such as aphids, tomato hornworms and cabbageworms
. These parasitic wasps are very small and do not sting people.
Also susceptible: tobacco budworms that eat tobacco, cotton, tomatoes, garden peas, and other crops; southwestern and European corn borers; codling moths that are especially damaging to apples, pears, and walnuts; and diamondback moths and imported cabbageworms
that are pests of cabbage, broccoli, and other crops.
They hunt down and consume impressive numbers of insect prey and their eggs, especially pest caterpillars such as cabbageworms
, tomato hornworms, tent caterpillars, and com earworms.
Braconids lay eggs on numerous pests, such as aphids, caterpillars (including cabbageworms
and tomato horn worms), and leaf miners.
, armyworms, European corn borers or other caterpillars require repeated treatment, experts recommend alternating Bt with spinosad to keep insects from becoming resistant.
came in fourth, with a 47-percent "disapproval" rating.
During the transition between fall and early winter, cabbageworms
still eat the cabbages and kale, but the seasons of tomatoes, beans, eggplant, and squash are over along the Canadian border.