8 Review (s)

  1. Tatyana ANTONYUK

    To protect the emerging heads of cabbage from caterpillars, I stick several twigs in different parts of the garden so that they are higher than the plants themselves. From above I hang white disposable cups or empty eggshells on them. This distracts the whitefly butterflies, and instead of cabbage, they lay their eggs directly on these lighthouses.

  2. Olga Mazurova

    According to my mother's advice, when planting cabbage seedlings, I do not regret wood ash - I pour 2-3 large handfuls into each hole. I also add 0,5 tbsp. chalk and 1-2 scoops of semi-dispersed manure. I mix everything well with the earth, pour in 2 liters of water and plant the plants directly into this mud.

    A month later, I feed the cabbage with mullein infusion (1:10). And when the heads of cabbage should begin to set, I dilute 10 g of boric acid in 10 liters of water, spray the plants abundantly, pour the remaining liquid onto a plentifully watered garden bed. Previously, with this approach, it was possible to get strong large heads of cabbage. But in the last two years, the forks have grown small - 1,5-2 kg each. 2-3 adventitious ones extend from the main root, heads of cabbage are also tied on them, although the growth point of the seedlings is not broken. When I “strip” the forks, under each sheet there are 5-6 small ones, 2-3 cm in diameter. This is a problem not only for me, but also for the neighbors ...

    • OOO "Sad"

      The center point of your plants' growth has been damaged by the Lurker. On seedlings, these damages are not visible, they appear at the time of setting heads. Some plants may not set their heads at all. The pest hibernates in dry grass, other plant debris, maybe in the soil. Massive years begins with cherry blossoms, plums. Lays eggs in leaf stalks, in this case cabbage seedlings. The larvae damage the points of growth of plants, moving inside the stems (therefore, they are invisible). But if such a stem is broken, the empty core will be visible.

      If cabbage seedlings are grown in the open field, then young plants should be sprayed with any drug that is suitable for fighting the Colorado potato beetle (Karate, Tabu, Colorado Forte - according to the instructions).

      Yana KAZACHKOVA, doctor biol. of sciences

  3. Nikolay Ermikov, Bryansk

    Saving cabbage from the caterpillar

    Last year I had a good harvest of cabbage, but suddenly, out of nowhere, voracious caterpillars attacked it. And my wife and I are not supporters of chemicals, we tried to spray with infusions of herbs, but it did not help for long, and then these gluttons again took up their dirty business. As a result, the cabbage turned out to be frail, and the larger heads of cabbage were all spoiled by the waste products of the caterpillars.
    In the fall, I began to think how to save the cabbage harvest in the next season without poisons. And here's what I learned and applied successfully this year. This is especially useful on a large area, because on a small one you can simply collect by hand and destroy all the caterpillars. Prepare and spray the heads of cabbage with one of these solutions (you can alternate after 2 weeks): dilute in 10 liters of water 2 tbsp. l. table salt or 1 tbsp. table vinegar. Add 10 ml of ammonia to 50 liters of water.
    My cabbage caterpillars did not like these drinks, or rather, the butterflies that laid their eggs on the cabbage just flew around it.
    The harvest this year is simply gorgeous! All heads of cabbage are as for selection: strong, large, clean.

  4. Daria KAMINSKAYA, Moscow

    Last year, to protect cabbage from caterpillars and aphids, I sewed bags from old tulle (40 × 40 cm). I looked through the leaves of cabbage growing in the beds so that there were no caterpillars and butterfly eggs on them. She put a bag on each plant and loosely (so as not to crush the stem) tightened the string below. Tulle perfectly transmits light, moisture and air, so cabbage in such bags felt great. When the crop was harvested, I washed the bags. I plan to use them again this year.

  5. Andrey SEMENIKHIN, Kostroma

    Kee Prevention

    In the first year of growing white cabbage, I encountered such a nuisance as a keel. Diagnosed by characteristic growths on the roots of cabbage. He became interested in the roots when he saw on the leaves an unnatural bluish tint and general underdevelopment of plants. It was also indicative that in the middle of the day the leaves faded, the heads of cabbage were poorly tied.

    It is difficult to cure already diseased plants, therefore, concentrated on prevention, Kila, as a rule, occurs on heavy, acidic and moist soil. Therefore, in the fall, he began to fertilize with humus and sand, deoxidize the future cabbage bed with wood ash. When planting seedlings, I carefully examine each spine for growths. During the season, often loosen the bed to dry faster after watering. Huddle plants so that extra roots appear. They provide the best development for cabbage, and it is easier to resist disease. In one place, I plant a culture no more often than after 3-4 years. The measures taken have gradually yielded results. Kila began to meet less and less, and for two years now I haven’t found any sick plants at all.

  6. Leonid Shapkin

    In the garden, I often observed the following picture: a caterpillar crawls from one head of cabbage to another and stops only on a loose, large one.
    Elastic heads she ignores
    Over my 30 years of gardening experience, I found out: if white cabbage is balanced fertilized, well-groomed and healthy, then no caterpillar is afraid of it. I never fought with caterpillars - they simply were not on my plants.
    And if caterpillars wound up on the cabbage, this is a signal that there was a failure in the cultivation. Healthy heads of caterpillars simply “drive out”. So cabbage can stand up for itself!
    GMOs bypass
    By the way, there are specific ways to protect cabbage from pests, one of them is genetically modified. There are specially bred varieties with the BT gene, which produces crystalline proteins that are toxic to insects. And they fly around such cabbage and bypass it. GMO cabbage is grown in India and China. USA. In Russia, genetically modified vegetables are prohibited.

    • OOO "Sad"

      Yes, pest behavior has selectivity. For example, on leaves with a strong waxy coating, it is difficult for a cabbage butterfly to lay eggs. And she flies away to another grade with a smaller wax coating. A scoop is another case, such a number does not work with it. It lays eggs at the base of the head of the head, the caterpillars gnaw through the leaves and penetrate into the head of the head, and it is very difficult to fight with it. And in one head only one caterpillar of a scoop is hosted.

      With cabbage moth is the third picture. She prefers thick leaves, and thin-leaved southern varieties, it affects less. But everything is relative. I agree with the reader: insects cause less damage to healthy cabbage.


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