The Q&A Archives: collard greens

Question: Within the past week something have been eating my collard green they have holes in the leaves. What can I get to prevent that from happening? Just about all of them are gone now. Will they continue to grow if I cut the bad ones away?

Answer: I would cut away the bad leaves and see if you can find evidence of caterpillars as you are removing the affected leaves. Caterpillars munch holes out of leaves and as they do, they leave little black pellets called frass (bug poop). If you find frass on the ground beneath your collards, or between the leaves, caterpillars are the culprits. You can use Dipel or Thuricide to control them.

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