harvesting my cabbage to make some sauerkraut. Finding earthworms and some
slugs deep inside of cabbage........removing layers of leaves and keep
finding them or there dung deposits.
I planted some cabbage in spring & harvested it in July. That cabbage had
some problems but not as bad as the cabbage i am working with now. I have
tried 3 or 4 diffrent types of white cabbage over the last couple years, and
the earthworms/slugs are a consistant problem. I have spray with BT
occasionally over the last couple of months to control the cabbage worms but
does not help with slugs and earthworms.
Are you sure they're earthworms, I can't imagine earthworms invading
live cabbage plants. I plant cabbage every year and have no
insect/slug problems, used to have rabbits and field mice helping
themselves but ever since I began caring for feral cats there are no
more rodents/rabbits. I use no chemicals. In fact I've been
harvesting cabbages, picked a seven pounder today, it was sliced into
eight wedges, stuffed into a pot with an inch of salted water, and
it's simmering right now. I even stole some of the center part to eat
as cook's treat, so sweet. Where are you located, nights are too cool
here in the Catskills now for insects/slugs.
have had this problem every year I grow cabbage, I don't see them in the red
cabbage, white cabbage is what I have a problem with. They sure look like
earthworms, they are small ones however. I live in central Michigan. Next
cabbage I cut open, I will post some pictures............probably next week.
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