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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:50 pm    Post subject: Brussel Sprouts Reply with quote

Plant leaves have been severely eaten by caterpillar larvae will this effect the sprouts themselves later when they should be showing ?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the plants will produce smaller sprouts and they will develop later. A pity you did not see the damage earlier and sprayed them with a solution of salt and water.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry to high jack the post but will salt & water also clear CPs off cauliflower leaves also michael??
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have always got great results from the salt water spray but I always spray as soon as I spot the caterpillars not when they are fully grown
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

michael brenock wrote:
I have always got great results from the salt water spray but I always spray as soon as I spot the caterpillars not when they are fully grown
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thanks michael, i will give it a go. only seen the baby ones so far and pick of what i could see but obviously more about for the holes in the leaves.

many thanks..

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to all replies and the advice given I guess next year I will know better how to treat them.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you could be surprised at how quickly B Sprouts can recover from an attack of caterpillars so don't lose hope.
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