Cabbage bugs can ravage your plants and ruin your harvest. Keep your cabbage plants bug-free with this safe and easy solution!
Every year, I look forward to growing my garden. Planting the seeds, tending the plants, and finally harvesting that long-awaited produce. There’s just nothing as good as fresh produce straight from the garden!
If you’ve ever grown cabbage plants, you know how susceptible they are to bugs. In the past, I tried all kinds of methods to keep bugs away from my cabbage plants and get rid of them once they were around.
The ones that worked hurt the plants. The other methods I tried simply didn’t work. Then, I found Sevin.
Note: If you love gardening, try planting an herb garden or try your hand at container gardening!
My Go-To Solution For Cabbage Bugs
Why do the bugs have to bother my little garden? All I want to do every year is raise enough produce for our little family, and I don’t want to deal with getting rid of bugs. But, the bugs are determined to make it hard on me, so I had to find a solution I could live with.
I heard about Sevin several years ago and had just lost yet another battle with cabbage bugs. I was ready to try anything! As it turns out, I tried Sevin and have never looked back.
I have been using Sevin 5% Dust for years now, and it’s my go-to pest control for my garden during the summer months. So, if you want to learn how to keep bugs off your cabbage plants safely and effectively, keep reading!
Note: You can see from my “before and after” graphic above that Sevin does wonders on cabbage plants without damaging them!
How To Use Sevin To Kill Cabbage Bugs
Bye-bye, cabbage bugs! That is why I have used Sevin 5% Dust for years. All you have to do is sprinkle it on your favorite plants, and it will do the hard work to drive those little critters away.
What’s left behind are healthier, happier plants (and a happier gardener!). That’s what I call easy and effective, and it’s exactly what I wanted!
Here’s the 3-step process to use Sevin:
- Sprinkle Sevin dust on your cabbage plants.
- Once your plants look white, they’re protected from the critters that are eating them.
- Reapply as needed or anytime the rain washes it away. We generally reapply once we see a re-infestation.
Note: Be sure to follow all safety precautions on the label.
What else can you sprinkle it on? Shake it on all of your garden plants and cover them in white dust. The Sevin container shown above actually has a shaker cap so it’s super simple to shake onto your plants.
Bugs That Sevin Protects Against
What exactly will Sevin keep away? Homeowners and professionals have trusted GardenTech® Sevin® Brand Insecticides to control a wide variety of outdoor insects, including:
- Japanese beetles
- White grubs
- Lyme disease-transmitting ticks
- and more!
One of my favorite things about Sevin is that the compound breaks down easily in the environment and can be applied throughout the growing season right up until the day before harvest.
So, sprinkle your way to a worry-free healthier and hardier garden that’s also insect-free.
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This is such a great tip! We have a cabbage box in our garden that has netting up- but we can only grow so much in it- and it would be such a pain to make another. I will try this out when we plant more in fall!!
Please read the precautionary statements on the Sevin Dust package. It is highly toxic to honey bees!!!
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Do this work on any plants, or just cabbage???? Because we are growing spicy peppers, and I just transplanted my herbs to the garden, and now my basil is all chewed up. I tried a homemade remedy, but didn’t work
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