Cosmos and pests
I've grown cosmos for about three years now and although they are not known to have many pest problems, I have had trouble with mine. My cosmos have what appears to be some type of worm. It encases itself in a white web looking thingy on the leaves, and I have the hardest time getting them off.
They will eat the flower bud if I don't catch them early enough. I recently dug a new flowerbed and I want to plant cosmos, but not if I'll have to battle these things all summer.
Has anyone had trouble with worms on their cosmos? If so, do you know a natural way to keep the cosmos free of them? I don't like chemicals, so that's why I asked about a natural remedy.
Thanks a lot.