The King Has Fallen, Long Live the King.

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I am wondering if the Tong Ho is providing my brassicas some sort of cover from the bagrada.  So far, explored the use of 2 liter bottle traps with mustard oils.  Not much luck so far, jammed some flowering mustard into the bottle to give that a go.  Thinking next concept will be letting some select brassicas flower and get an infestation going and try to somehow bag up the plant.

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So far only minor damage.  It’s early still, I know.  I find also that keeping plants in good hygiene helps substantially with bagrada infestations.  Taking leaves down to the main stalk, no nubs.

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Tong ho transplants have done very well.  The dried flowers, combined with lemon verbena makes a good tea.