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maimovermaimover Posts: 307 ✭✭✭
edited October 2020 in Vegetables

Found these yesterday morning on the horseradish leaves, anyone know what they are? How to treat? I removed them. Some of the leaves are stripped and some have holes


  • kbmbillups1kbmbillups1 Posts: 466 ✭✭✭✭

    I've picked tiny caterpillars off of my horseradish leaves twice recently. Not sure if it's a moth or what that keeps laying eggs on it. Funny thing is I don't see the eggs just the tiny caterpillars.

    I'd knock those eggs off. Maybe dispose of them. When I knock them off of my kale and chard they're done for but not sure about the ones you have.

  • Brueck.irisBrueck.iris New ZealandPosts: 143 ✭✭✭

    I'd cut off all affected leaves with all the extra "protein". Horseradish makes abundant leaves. It'll look great again in no time.

  • maimovermaimover Posts: 307 ✭✭✭

    I removed the eggs, keep checking and I haven’t seen any more 😊

  • jolanta.wittibjolanta.wittib Posts: 366 ✭✭✭✭

    Horseradish is really robust, so a few holes in the leaves will not do much harm. I harvest roots. My philosophy is to share plants with insects, especially if I do not use that part of the plant. My horseradish leaves are also full of holes 😊

  • maimovermaimover Posts: 307 ✭✭✭

    @jolanta.wittib that’s good to know. Never grown horseradish before...

  • Lisa KLisa K Posts: 482 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @maimover besides the bugs eating your leaves, you can also eat the young tender leaves.

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