My cabbage in the potager are suffering from a triple whammy of bugs.
I have eight plants and they look horrible! The slugs, earwigs and cabbage worms have hit hard and the leaves look like they have been blasted with buck shot. The green cabbage are the worst offenders. They are starting to head, but I'm wondering if I should just discard them and chalk it up to a failure for the year.
That being said, there are a few bright spots. The red cabbage in pool bed #1 look great. No cabbage worms and the slugs and earwigs have left them alone. I also have observed that I have a nice colony of predatory wasps. I constantly see them around the cabbage munching on fat green cabbage worms.
Spraying is not an option. I have a huge bird population and there are several nests that surround the area. Also, with all the predatory bugs that have arrives this year, I don't want to harm them either. Ditto the earthworms that love this area.
What would you do?
Would you remove them and replace them with something more else or suck it up and see how they turn out?