Caterpillars

Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:45 am

I see a lot of talk about aphids and mites but not so much about these guys

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My hops are growing in Michigan near Chicago. Any advice?
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Re: Caterpillars

Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:09 pm

A chilli spray works well on my vegetable patch and on my hop plants in Oz.

Blend up some chilli, a small amount of garlic, a dash of hand soap (to aid in spray sticking to leaves) - then water down and put in a spray bottle.

I tend to also give my hop plants a checkup and remove any offending caterpillars if found.

Surely there must also be some companion planting you could provide nearby to negate the cabbage moths / other from laying their eggs on the Hops?
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