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Companion Plants for Broccoli/Collards

Posted by suznjn z5 MA (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 29, 12 at 10:28

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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RE: Companion Plants for Broccoli/Collards

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?
Joann


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