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What is eating/growing on my Broccoli plants?

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What is eating/growing on my Broccoli plants?

About a month ago I planted about 6 Broccoli seedlings in my raised garden bed. However, the last week or so I have noticed these changes on my plants: 

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 Any ideas on what the problems may be caused by would be greatly appreciated, also any suggestions on methods/products to treat this problem are welcome :smile: thank you 

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Re: I need help identifying what is eating/growing on my Broccoli plants

Hi @SamJ

 

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community. We're really glad to have you join us and look forward to reading all about your projects and plans for around the house and garden. Feel free to post anytime you need a hand or have something to share with other members.

 

Let me tag some experienced gardeners who might be able to identify the problem you're having with your broccoli and suggest some remedies: @Noelle, @Adam_W, @bergs, @Grub80, @mich1972 

 

I'm sure @MitchellMc will also be more than happy to assist when he is back on the site tomorrow.

 

Please let me know if you ever need assistance getting the most from the site or have any feedback about how we can improve Workshop for you.

 

Thanks,

 

Jason

 

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Re: I need help identifying what is eating/growing on my Broccoli plants

Grubs , probably the white cabbage moth. The grubs eat through the leaves , eating all the chlorophyll and leaving ‘ window panes ‘ use can safely spray with Dipel or Success , these are safe for your edibles. 

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Re: What is eating/growing on my Broccoli plants?

Also there is a tiny little grub that burrows through and you will see tiny little brown moths flying around. 

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Re: What is eating/growing on my Broccoli plants?

Hi @SamJ,

 

I'd also like to welcome you to the Bunnings Workshop community.

 

I'll second the Yates 40g Natures Way Caterpillar Killer Dipel Insecticide recommendation by @mich1972. It's a fantastic certified organic product for dealing with caterpillars on edibles. I've always had customers return to tell me how fantastic it is when I have recommended it to them.

 

We look forward to seeing you get this pest under control and an update on your garden progress.

 

Mitchell

 

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