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comp13comp13 NorthamptonPosts: 58

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 hi is anyone able to help me with this bug it's eating all my cabbage and lettuce etc. Thanks guys I really appreciate it.

Amateur vegetable gardener with dreams of a bigger garden one day. 

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,376

    they're insect eggs, probably cabbage white butterfly waiting to hatch into caterpillars to eat your cabbages. I don't kill much but I'd have those off my cabbages (if Ihad any)

  • comp13comp13 NorthamptonPosts: 58

    thanks the cabbages did not form hearts anyway so I may just let them be so I can have some nice butterflies. I don't know why I got no cabbage hearts this year.

    Amateur vegetable gardener with dreams of a bigger garden one day. 
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,376

    Nor do I comp. I know more about insects than cabbages

  • PeterE17PeterE17 Posts: 129

    You are correct as usual NutC, they are Large White butterfly eggs which will hatch into caterpillars with yellow stripes and black spots.

    Rub them off as soon as possible, and keep checking back.

     edit: comp13, you beat me to the post ... your nice butterflies will lay eggs on every brassica and nasturtium in your neighbourhood

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,376

    Can't help comp with the lack of hearts thoughimage

  • comp13comp13 NorthamptonPosts: 58

    ok I guess I will get them off...don't laugh but I have had lots of those white butterflies in the garden this summer and I was enjoying watching them so much lol bragging to my friends about my lovely butterflies. Little did I know the damage they were causing.

    Amateur vegetable gardener with dreams of a bigger garden one day. 
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,376

    I don't grow cabbages so I can still enjoy them

  • comp13comp13 NorthamptonPosts: 58

    good for you they are so lovely

    Amateur vegetable gardener with dreams of a bigger garden one day. 
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