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What is the best way to kill butterfly eggs on vegetable plants?

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I have found tiny yellowy eggs mainly on the underside of broccoli and kale plants today. They weren't there yesterday as I have been wathcing these plants very closely!



Try to remove the eggs, and then spray the leaves with soapy water. Try to spray just the leaves... thats what i tend to do anyway,.. hope this

13 Aug, 2009


Thanks - how do you remove the eggs? Was thinking tissue? Wet or dry?

13 Aug, 2009


I use my thumb.

13 Aug, 2009



13 Aug, 2009


Thanks for all your help :)

14 Aug, 2009


Check any other brassica you have ,swede etc as they will lay eggs on almost anything related ,I have had to resort to insect mesh to get any cabbage kale broccoli, but they are still laying even on my lettuse and caterpillars can walk..even crawling under the edge of my nets ,they are a NIGHTMARE!

14 Aug, 2009


Many thanks for that I'll go out and check all of my veggies!

14 Aug, 2009

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