I appreciate the recent advice regarding my problem
with caterpillars targeting my broccoli and
cauliflower. I am tentatively taking the
recommendation/ID of "cabbage looper," and planning on
Although, at the moment, they seem to have finished
their activity. The cauliflowers are actually
recovering, and I haven't caught any caterpillars
lurking around in a couple of weeks or so. (OTOH, my
area has been getting the worst storms in 100/yrs, so I
dunno if they just got blown/washed away or something.)
So, anyway, I am looking to find some kind of schedule
for pests. When to expect their arrival, and when to
expect them to finish.
These cabbage-loopers are the only pests that have been
a problem for me personally so far. We are approaching
the end of summer right now here in the Southern
Hemisphere. My small garden has as many different
items as I can fit - tomatoes, beans, lettuce,
zucchini, onions, capsicum (bell-peppers), etc, along
with the aforementioned broccoli and cauliflower
A Google search isn't helping. I know that this kind
of schedule is different around the world. But can
anyone give advice?
When are they coming? When are leaving? Is there some
kind of standard "Farmer's Almanac" of pests, where I
could transfer the time of year to match the southern
Thanks in advance for your help!
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