Well, I decided this morning that I needed to do something QUICK to save my garden. What started out weeks ago as one hole in two leaves of my beans has quickly become the monster that ate NY... What did it was almost overnight it looks like someone used a shotgun with buckshot on my broccoli and cauliflower leaves. I was mortified.
So I called Sky Nursery and explained my problem to a veggie expert. He said I likely had moth larva and needed either BT or a product with Spinosad. Both apparently are organic products that have dormant parasites that will grow when ingested and kill the bug from the inside. It's safe for kids. That's a good thing with a 2 year old that has decided to start sticking things into his mouth. And it won't harm other plants, which is good for SFG intensive gardening. Based on the second person I talked to at the store, I went with the Spinosad one because apparently BT works best if you spray the critter. I've never seen the bug.
I got home, watered and then sprayed the heck out of everything leafy. By the time I sprayed they'd hit my mature radish leaves. GRRR they're devouring my garden one leaf at a time! I know I'm not supposed to expect immediate results, but I sure hope it works fast or I'll have nothing left!
Oh and I also sprayed my spinach as the label says it also works for leaf miners. It's worth a shot. I'll let you know if it works.
Enjoy your garden!