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Cabbage worms.....okay to eat un-holed cabbage?

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by wannerk on September 12, 2006 01:52 AM
I found the green worms in my cabbage, but I peeled away all the layers that had holes in them. Is it okay to still eat the cabbage that wasn't eaten? Do the worms lay eggs and such? Please help!! Thanks!
by netty on September 12, 2006 05:29 AM
I eat them!

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by Longy on September 12, 2006 06:40 AM
Just wash the cabbage leaves. They're fine to eat, including the ones with holes. They're just holes. The cabbage moth will lay eggs and they hatch into the worms but a rinse will remove them and any tiny caterpillars.
For protection against these pests, cover the plants with netting. Even light bird-netting will do it.

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by Bestofour on September 12, 2006 06:59 AM
don't you want a little protein with your cabbage [dunno] [tongue]

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