To the kind soul who posted the tip for spraying members of the cabbage
family with a molasses solution, thank you so much. Today, I noticed a
white moth hovering around my brussel sprouts. I quickly made up a
solution of molasses and rushed back to the garden to spray. The moth
did not land! It seemed to be repelled by the molasses. I sprayed the
broccoli too for good measure. I think I will spray again for the next
few days. If it keeps the cabbage caterpillars off, I will be so happy.
Sorry for not getting back to you before now. I've been busy in the
garden. I used about a tablespoon of molasses in a spray bottle filled
to the top for a solution of about a litre. So far, so good! No little
That was me...you are most welcome..
Mix a tablespoon of molasses in warm water and let cool..spray every week or
every 2 weeks as required for white cabbage moth..they hate it..and I think
it would be good soil conditioner as well if any drops on your soil..
It works for me...but gotta do it before white butterfly lays
eggs...otherwise you might have to use the 2 finger method and squash grubs
for your garden birds..
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