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Summer visitor

close up of cabbage worm on cabbage leaf

Our old friend the cabbage worm showed up this week about a week behind the first White Moth sighting.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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You are lucky! I've been picking them (and their eggs off for 2 months and my climate isn't that much warmer than yours (near Asheville).
Comment by Katherine Sun Jun 7 21:24:45 2015
I plant onions around my cole crops and very little damage from those little buggers. Walking onions are handy in my garden and those seem to work quite well for me. Try it sometime.
Comment by jeff Mon Jun 8 07:05:19 2015

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