Cabbage Worms Ate My Collard Greens. What’s Eating Your Garden?

Posted on Jul 25 2011 - 2:27am by Mike Lieberman

When I was checking out my balcony garden, I noticed that one container looked pretty empty. After taking a closer look, I thought to myself…when did I plant aloe?

Turns out it wasn’t aloe, but it was a container that used to be collard greens? Cabbage worms went to town on them and completely devoured them. By the time I noticed, it wasn’t even salvageable so I let them have their way.

I’ve had pest problems before with the aphid infestation and have also wrestled with cabbage worms.

What pests are eating your garden? How to do you combat them without using toxic pesticides?