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Cabbage white butterflies on cleome plants.

VegplotmummyVegplotmummy East MidlandsPosts: 46
What can I use on my poor cleome plants to kill the eggs off? I've grown these plants from seed and I am not about to let a butterfly kill them off! lol So far I've just been taking the eggs off and squishing them.

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  • LynLyn Posts: 9,463
    Take them off and squish them is a good idea. 
    I think the cleome will be under stress and vulnerable to pests as they’re in tiny pots and should be in the ground, they are very big plants, around 4’ tall. 

    Can you plant them out, the season will be over soon and then they’ll be dead. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
  • ju1i3ju1i3 Posts: 37
    I didn't notice eggs, didn't even know cabbage whites went for cleomes but soon saw the caterpillar damage. I just took off the caterpillars and the plants soon recovered.
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