Cabbage — a favorite food of many insects, so all the farmers to avoid yield losses, are compelled to carry out measures of protection from pests. Some gardeners to handle the cabbage they have to purchase chemical medicines, but most turn to proven folk remedies.
There are many insects that like to feast on juicy cabbage leaves. Moreover, the damage of some pests go unnoticed until until the vegetables go into the food. That is to mean cabbage large and clean, and when you remove the first few sheets, it becomes clear that she’s eaten almost all the way to the stumps and not fit to eat.
Currently there are many types of insect pests of cabbage, one of the most common are slugs, cruciferous flea beetles, cabbage aphids, white butterflies, cabbage moths, and larvae of cabbage maggot and moth. For example, cabbage moths are very fond of cauliflower, they penetrate into the head of the vegetable, eating it, leave their excrement. Naturally, any farmer does not want to lose their crop, so they are looking for effective solutions to problems that will save the cabbage from certain pests.
Than to treat cabbage and cauliflower from pests
Many pests are deterred by the strong-smelling decoctions of plants, for example, wormwood, tomato leaves, tansy, celandine and others. Make this broth (concentrated), cool it and sprinkle them vegetables and the ground around the cabbage.
Scare away the butterflies of pierids will help the following method: napvite tarragon, finely chop and scatter around the cabbage. This method is very working and you can be confident in it, but only until such time as sagebrush dry (usually 3-5 days). The procedure can be repeated unlimited number of times.
It has good reputation in the fight against pests of onion peel. It can be used to prepare the broth for spraying, and wet the husks to decompose in the aisles of cabbage. The decoction is prepared as follows: take one-liter husk, poured five litres of water, brought to boil and cooled. Broth can be used for spraying, the husks to decompose in the beds.
To protect cabbages from slugs, scatter slaked lime between the rows of cabbage (lime can be replaced dolomite flour). For spraying cabbage suitable suspensions prepared from water and dry mustard (10-12 liters of water — 100 grams of mustard). Pollination soil tobacco dust not only repels slugs, but also of many other pests.
Successfully fighting cruciferous flea and caterpillars vinegar solution. In 10 liters of water dissolve a glass of 9% vinegar and spray the mixture cabbage. Processing spend on a Sunny day, and to strengthen the result, repeat the procedure a week later.