What bugs are eating my bok choy?

What bugs are eating my bok choy?

Here are the most prevalent bok choy pests:

  • Cabbage maggots.
  • Flea beetles.
  • Tarnished plant bugs.
  • Cutworms.
  • Leafminers.
  • Aphids.
  • Seedcorn maggots.
  • Slugs.

What eats holes in bok choy leaves?

Vegetable Weevil Damage Holes in bok choi indicated a chewing pest. Close examination of the bok choi plants revealed small beetle larvae hiding down at the base of the leaves in the crown of the plant. These are the larvae of the vegetable weevil, a beetle that feeds on numerous vegetable crops as well as weeds.

Why are there holes in my bok choy leaves?

These small holes are telltale signs of the cabbage worm. Actually, the are several insects that cause this type of damage and are generally referred to as ‘cabbage worms’.

How do I get rid of aphids on bok choy?

The best way to control Aphids is to have lots of insectory plants (the Daisy and Carrot families are particularly good sources of food) around to feed their predators. If their numbers get too great you can wash them off the plants with a strong jet (I mean strong) of water.

How do you get rid of aphids on bok choy?

Spray Soapy Water Add a couple of drops of dish soap to a spray bottle, top up with water and shake to dissolve. Spray the solution liberally over the plant, remembering to reach all parts of the plant, including the undersides of leaves. The soapy water traps and suffocates the aphids.

How do I get rid of caterpillars on bok choy?

Use garden netting to prevent butterflies laying eggs on your vegies in the first place. This will eliminate the need to pick off the caterpillars or use sprays later on. Most garden netting is lightweight and can be laid straight on top of the vegetables, without impeding growth.

Is it OK to eat bok choy with holes?

Look for bulbs that have relatively firm stems and minimal wilting leaves. Sometimes you’ll find bok choy leaves with lots of tiny holes — this is just minimal bug damage and the bok choy is still perfectly good to eat.

What does an aphid look like?

Identifying Aphids Aphids are tiny (adults are under 1/4-inch), and often nearly invisible to the naked eye. Various species can appear white, black, brown, gray, yellow, light green, or even pink! Some may have a waxy or woolly coating.

What are signs of aphids?

Signs and symptoms of aphids include

  • Colonies of aphids clustered on young stems, leaves and buds.
  • Wilting and distortion of leaves and young shoots.
  • Yellowing and premature death of leaves and young plants.
  • Honeydew on leaves and fruit, with black sooty mould fungus.

Can you eat bok choy leaves with holes?

How to Grow Pak Choy?

How to grow pak choy. 1 1. When to plant pak choy. Like its cousins, gai lan and choy sum, pak choy is typically a cold season crop. We recommend growing it in either early 2 2. Germinating pak choy. 3 3. Growing pak choy outdoors. 4 4. How to harvest pak choy. 5 5. Can you regrow pak choy from cuttings?

How far apart do you plant PAC Choi seeds?

DAYS TO MATURITY: From emergence after direct seeding. DIRECT SEEDING: Sow 15 seeds/ft., 1/4″ deep in rows 12-18″ apart. Thin plants as recommended in our Pac Choi Comparison Chart. For baby-leaf production of ‘Rosie’, the only pac choi we recommend for baby leaf, see the Baby-Leaf Brassica Greens culture.

How long does it take to grow Choi Choi from seed?

Adaptable to a wide variety of growing conditions ‘Joi Choi’ is a vigorous, bolt resistant cultivar. Each plant typically yields 10-14 erect stalks that reach 8-10 inches tall with dark green leaves. Expect 55 days to maturity. Packets containing 200 seeds are available at Burpee.

Which Pac Choi plant is best for baby leaf production?

Thin plants as recommended in our Pac Choi Comparison Chart. For baby-leaf production of ‘Rosie’, the only pac choi we recommend for baby leaf, see the Baby-Leaf Brassica Greens culture. INSECT PESTS: Flea beetles can be controlled by covering with floating row covers from day of sowing. HARVEST: Harvest before flowering.