Bugs eat my brocolli

natalija_gardenerAugust 31, 2009

I never planted brocolli before, but some people recomended brocolli because they say it is much easier to grow than cauliflower. I transplanted cauliflowers in the beginning of summer - they were eaten by bugs. Now my brocolli seems to have the same bugs eating it. They look like small black bugs with wings. I try usual insectiside for veggies - but they are still eating it and still living on the inner leaves. Can you please give me advise how to get rid of them?

Thanks for your attention!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
muddydogs

Cabbage moths are flying around now. If you don't want to eat green worms on crucifers like cabbage, cauliflower, or broccoli give the plants a dusting of BT, a safe biological worm killer.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2009 at 9:25PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jean001(z8aPortland, OR)

The small bugs with wings may be aphids. If so, hose them off.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2009 at 10:20PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Ratherbgardening(PNW 7 or 8)

I agree, it sounds like aphids.

Paper wasps take care of the cabbage moth larvae for me. The wasp population was way down this year for some reason and my broccoli has a lot of worms for the first time in 10+ years. I hope there are more around next year. They never bother me, even though some of their nests are next to doors.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2009 at 2:54PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
natalija_gardener

Yes, Ratherbgardening, I think this is the reason, why this is going on this year, because people said usually broccoli is easy plant to grow. Hopefully there going to be more wasps to help us next year!

    Bookmark   September 4, 2009 at 7:41PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Good Cover Crop... Now What?
We have had a mild winter here in the PNW and the cover...
lonmower
need pruning advice for culinary sage bush
I am the new owner of 2 very old sage shrubs badly...
saxonmjs
2nd annual 'Shovel Prune' plant swap (Portland area)
Just wanted remind people to start thinking about,...
duane456
Favorite potting soil?
I used Miracle Gro "Moisture Control" potting...
lisianthus
Grape hobbyists in Olympia Area?
I am looking for a home for a few hybrid grapes. Lost...
David
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™