Companion Plants for Broccoli/Collards

suznjn(z5 MA)August 29, 2012

Hi Everyone! After several years of not having a veggie garden I got back into it this year and have been having a wonderful time - which means I'm back to Garden Web! I have three 4x6 square foot gardens and all have done very well this year - but - I have had a terrible problem all summer with Cabbage Moths/Worms attacking my broccoli and collards. Earlier, I diligently picked off the worms as I found them. I have been able to harvest my broccoli heads and lots of florets as well as several meals of collards, but now they have taken over my collards and they are a lost cause. I have read that Oregano and Thyme inter-planted with broccoli can prevent Cabbage Moths. Has anyone tried this?? Thanks!!

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I don't know if any companion plant will really work for those cabbage moths. I think you would have better luck covering the collards and broccoli with a floating row cover. You could try the oregano and thyme on one row and the row cover over another row and report back how they both work?

    Bookmark   September 10, 2012 at 7:42AM
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