The cabbage looper is the caterpillar of a grayish moth with a silver spot in the middle of each wing. You can distinguish them from the cabbage worm by looking for 4 white stripes running down the body. The eggs are dome-shaped, light green, and are laid on the underside of the leaves.
Cabbage worms are the caterpillar of a white butterfly with black wing tips and black spots. You can distinguish them from the cabbage looper by looking for faint yellow stripes on its back. The eggs are cone shaped, whitish-yellow, and laid on the underside of the leaves.
Cabbage takes up a lot of space in the garden, but it’s very easy to grow and stores longer than most vegetables. Cabbage worms, as their name implies, love cabbage as much as we do; however, they’re easy to manage!
Brooklyn came home with a cabbage plant for a contest they’re having at school to see who can grow the largest giant cabbage. This video shows how she’s planning to win! Link to larger Smart Pot shown in video – http://amzn.to/2C2S3kR Link to smaller Smart Pot shown in video – http://amzn.to/2ENkxlh
This video shows us planting broccoli and cabbage and talks about strategies we use to deal with cabbage worms. They wreaked havoc on our garden last spring and we’re being more proactive about preventing them this year. Here’s more information on how to use BT to prevent cabbage worm problems! We typically order it on Amazon in bulk and to save money.
This is a follow up on our cabbage worm issues from last week. We tested BT (Bacillus thuringiensis) by only using it on some of our cabbage and broccoli plants. This video talks about what we learned.
This is an update on our lettuce, cabbage, and cilantro planted 7/30/2017. We also plant another round of carrots, beans, peas, and lettuce! Here’s a link to the seeding square we used to plant in the video:
This recipe comes from my mother-in-law who makes this cole slaw all the time for family parties. It is constantly requested and loved by all (even our 2 year old loves it!). It is not only tasty, but extremely fast and easy to make! I hope you enjoy as much as we do!
Soldier bugs as their name implies are great soldiers in your garden that work to destroy your bad bugs eating your plants! prey on grubs, caterpillars, and other soft-bodied insects such as corn borers, corn earworm, cabbage looper, cabbage worm, and flea beetles.
Bok Choy (also sometimes called Chinese Cabbage) is a cool weather vegetable that can be grown to harvest in spring and fall. It does not grow into a head and has beautiful large, dark green leaves.