Greens w/ Holes in Leaves: Ok to Eat?
This may be a silly question, but do you eat greens or lettuce if bugs have eaten holes in the leaves?
I read that you shouldn't - and am kinda picky - so I've been composting my mustard greens and lettuce with any holes in the leaves.
But cabbage worms are rampant in my yard, and they're making at least a few tiny holes in pretty much every mustard leaf I've got. I'm not talking swiss cheese here - just a few little holes. I feel so terrible having to compost them.
So I'm wondering, is it really that bad? As long as you wash them well, and make sure there are no worms or traces of bugs on them, what could it do to you really? Is it just an aesthetic thing or can you get sick?