Caterpillars and the slew of sprays that aren't working...
Ok. I'm sure this story has been around the block a million times. So, I have what I'm sure are striped caterpillars and cabbage loopers all over the place (cabbage, squash, turnips, lettuce, brussels, broc) and have been trying everything to get rid of them.
First round was the pepper/garlic spray concoction which was powerful! But not powerful enough for them. Second, I tried neem oil, and that seemed to do almost nothing, which I'm surprised. And lastly it was recommended to use dish soap with water, which I tried and worked great! Only problem is, it seems as though all my plants are dying! Within a day of using it, I'm getting black spots on all the leaves, and they are starting to turn brown and dry out. No bugs though!
But help! is my garden kaput? If not, what else can I use besides the previous listed that won't kill the leaves? Any suggestions?