I'd like to know what might have eaten my cabbage and what can I do to prevent it in the future?

This is how it looks after it's been devoured: enter image description here

  • It is hard to tell only looking at bite marks. It could be more than only one suspect, think of snails/slugs, caterpillars, or beetles. Try to check if you can see any animals still on the plants to know what is eating it.
    – benn
    Jul 30, 2020 at 15:07
  • @benn Unfortunately I didn't see any culprits. But I can tell you I have't encountered any snails or caterpillars around.
    – slybloty
    Jul 30, 2020 at 16:23

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Cabbage loopers , green caterpillars , the adults are white butterflys. BT ( bacillus thurengensis) is the main control today. Some time ago I used malathion spray or sevin dust ,but they are politically incorrect today.

  • I agree BT (bacillus thurengensis) is a good control. Brassicas are very susceptible to caterpillars and worms. Neem oil with a couple drops of Dawn dish soap in a spray bottle has been effective for me in controlling infestations when I don't have any bacillus thurengensis.
    – giuseppe
    Jul 30, 2020 at 17:03

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