What is eating holes in my collard greens?
Subsequently, one may also ask, how do I keep bugs from eating my collard greens?
Combine five parts water, two parts isopropyl alcohol and 1 teaspoon of dish liquid in a spray bottle. Spray the collard greens thoroughly, contacting all parts of the leaves once a week, to control flea beetles.
Also, is it OK to eat greens with bug holes? Insect damage, healed cuts, small holes or scars: For the most part, insect damage does not render fruits and vegetables inedible. If slugs take a little chew out of your lettuce or a weevil leaves a small hole in your pepper, cut away the damage and thoroughly inspect what is left.
Simply so, what is eating my collard greens?
A few bugs enjoy eating their way through the leaves of collards. The National Gardening Association notes that collard greens seem to be less susceptible to pests than other members of the cabbage family. But an invasion of insects can decimate the crop. Pests include aphids, cabbage worms and the harlequin bug.
Is it OK to eat kale with holes?
According to Joshua Melanson, an organic farmer at Pumpkin Pond Farm, “there is absolutely nothing wrong with the kale. The flea beetle creates small holes but doesn't transmit any disease. There is simply less kale.” Apparently, it isn't just kale that flea beetles like to feast on.