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Protection from Cabbage Butterfly larvae the organic way

Posted by John Zeaiter on

The appearance of white butterflies around Spring in my garden signifies one thing: the quiet but deadly march (and munch) of the 's larvae. The first sign of an impending chomp fest are the orange-coloured egg sacks which you can find, carefully hidden on the underside of brassica leaves. Before you know it your brassicas are depleted or, if they are seedlings, completely destroyed except for the poor, denuded stalks which wave apologetically in the air. It's not their fault, the White Cabbage larvae is clearly a force to be reckoned with, but is there an organic way to prevent...

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