My young chard plants have holes in the leaves, about 1/4 inch in diameter. Could it be cutworms? Ho do I prevent them?
Hardiness Zone: 8a
By Patty from Seattle, WA
Please be sure to rate the answer which works best for you. Do you have a better answer? Click above to answer this question.
By dahl email@example.com/26/2012
It could also be slugs or snails that munch at night, check to see if there is any slime trails. If so, it is those little beasts!
Soft-bodied insects (mites, aphids, mealybugs): Mix one tablespoon canola oil and a few drops of Ivory soap into a quart of water. Shake well and pour into a spray bottle. Spray plant from above down, and from below up to get the underside of the leaves. The oil smothers the insects.
Add your voice to the conversation. Click here to answer this question.