Broccolini

Jnel

Well-Known Member
Premium Member
GOLD
Jan 26, 2016
34
6
66
North Brisbane
Climate
Sub-Tropical
Morning

Looking for some tips on keeping pests off my Broccolini. Its looking healthy, but noticing some bugs are thinking the same.
Sub-tropical climate Nth Brisbane.
 

Letsgokate

Valued Member
Premium Member
Nov 12, 2014
910
393
281
SE Queensland, Australia
letsgotravelaustralia.com
Climate
Sub-Tropical
I’m in the same area and pests have been particularly bad this year. I found anything uncovered was just being devoured by bugs. Mine are now covered up.

I don’t think anything beats checking them and squishing any bugs several times a day.

I know a lot of people use neem oil
 

ClissAT

Valued Member
Premium Member
GOLD
Sep 27, 2015
1,842
905
361
Pomona, Qld
Climate
Sub-Tropical
Yes, I think squishing is the best way, closely followed by a strong jet of water from the hose.
Getting down into the tight places of each leaf node is vital.
Neem is great but it is non-specific so it kills the good bugs also.
White oil will work just as well and you can make it at home. But again, non-specific.
Metho in water also works on a lot of sucking pests.
Try 20% to see if that is a high enough ratio and go up until it works. It will work pretty quick.
But again non-specific.
 

AndrewB

Valued Member
Premium Member
GOLD
Apr 2, 2018
349
278
221
Albury, NSW
Climate
Temperate (all seasons)
Plant a good variety of things around the garden to attract good insects, or distract the bad ones.

I planted Nasturtiums, it's not the best time of year for them, so they aren't growing that well.

The cabbage moths are taking advantage of that & targeting them though, which means they are leaving everything else alone. There is spinach & silverbeet in the same bed completely untouched & even the Chinese cabbage are doing well.

One of my neighbors said they plant brussel sprouts as a sacrificial crop so they can get broccoli & cauliflower to survive.
 
  • Like
Reactions: DivingTemptress

Jnel

Well-Known Member
Premium Member
GOLD
Jan 26, 2016
34
6
66
North Brisbane
Climate
Sub-Tropical
Plant a good variety of things around the garden to attract good insects, or distract the bad ones.

I planted Nasturtiums, it's not the best time of year for them, so they aren't growing that well.

The cabbage moths are taking advantage of that & targeting them though, which means they are leaving everything else alone. There is spinach & silverbeet in the same bed completely untouched & even the Chinese cabbage are doing well.

One of my neighbors said they plant brussel sprouts as a sacrificial crop so they can get broccoli & cauliflower to survive.
Good Idea, thanks Andrew
 

Mark Seaton

Well-Known Member
Premium Member
GOLD
May 31, 2019
76
55
76
Collie WA
Climate
Temperate (all seasons)
Maybe a good idea with brussel sprouts as I can't stand them. Knowing my luck the insects would feel the same way :mad:
 

The Rubber Kitty

Active Member
Premium Member
GOLD
May 17, 2019
57
9
26
Climate
Sub-Tropical
Plant a good variety of things around the garden to attract good insects, or distract the bad ones.

I planted Nasturtiums, it's not the best time of year for them, so they aren't growing that well.

The cabbage moths are taking advantage of that & targeting them though, which means they are leaving everything else alone. There is spinach & silverbeet in the same bed completely untouched & even the Chinese cabbage are doing well.

One of my neighbors said they plant brussel sprouts as a sacrificial crop so they can get broccoli & cauliflower to survive.
well that explains why my brussel sprouts are betting a bit of a beating... but only the one in the sun mostly ... herm...