Friday, May 14, 2010
Attack of the Cabbage Worm!
Survival of the fittest certainly applies in my gardens - mainly to the bugs though! I usually have a mild infestation of cabbage worm every year, but with only about 30 broccoli plants, they're easily controlled with row covers and hand picking.. Yet, until today, I never realized how tenacious these little critters were!
About an hour ago, I brought some more broccoli, purple cabbage and celery transplants up to the garden to plant. After I planted my six celery seedlings, which took about 2 minutes, I turned around and there were already cabbage moths on my broccoli and cabbage transplants! Talk about moth to a flame! The seedlings were still in their packs and had only been outside for about 5 minutes. Where did they come from? How did they know? Who knows!
I guess it's time to get out the row covers!