I'm afraid my end of Summer veg aren't very pretty! In fact, they're very blemished with horrible holes. They're caterpillar infested. Growing organically, I've put quite a bit of effort into slug control this year (night safaris, etc) however this seems to be the year of the caterpillar. They're currently my top pest. Caterpillars aren't fussy either - they are eating on almost everything...
|Radishes and lettuces have been attacked by little green caterpillars.|
|Above: Caterpillars have been found on the leaves of the Dwarf Purple Queen Bean.|
Below: Turnip leaves were the first to be attacked (some new leaves have grown since).
|They've munched on calendula;|
They've munched on kale.
|They munch on Spring Cabbage.|
|They're hard to see on curly leaved kale, but they are there.|
I inspect the plants but never seem to get them all. Perhaps my lesson is - use netting!?!
The worse thing about caterpillars is their poo - which I've chose not to display!
Has anyone else had caterpillar problems this year?
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