Friday, June 3, 2011

Caterpillars Love Broccoli

I've been battling caterpillars for the past 4-5 days or so. They have waged war upon my broccoli.

This is one of the little buggers. They have a silk-like web that they spin around themselves, too.
Here is a close-up. Please let me know if you know what species this is.
You can see all the holes and fragmented leaves. I've pulled off about 30-40 of these daily.
Tomatoes are already as tall as my stakes. I'm going to have to figure out what to do about this.
Broccoli crowns coming in. I'm checking these multiple times per day to monitor for flowering. I have a feeling they will flower.

1 comment:

Brian Naess said...

it's a cross-striped cabbage worm. Thanks Liz!

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