Leaf miners that affect vegetables refers to a small gray-yellow fly. These flies lay tiny white eggs that turn into green maggots. These maggots can destroy the leaves of the plants in your garden.
- As always, prevention is key, which includes placing an insect netting (floating row cover) over your plants.
- Yellow sticky traps have been shown to be effective at catching these pests.
- Applying neem oil has also shown to be beneficial, but make sure not to apply when the temperature is above 90, or else you could suffocate your plant!