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Question: my cauiflower and broccoli plants have either a bug or virus eating them. It starts with holes in the middles of the leaves and eventually the leaves are gone. I only want to use organic/natural solutions - please advise. Thanks

Answer: I'll bet caterpillars are eating the leaves. You can control them by handpicking each one, or with a botanical called Bt (bacillus thuringeinsis) sold as Dipel or Thuricide. Bt is a bacterium that only affects caterpillars and is harmless to insects, wildlife and humans. Best wishes with your veggies.

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