The following cole (Cruciferous) crops should be planted only in the late fall and early winter; they are a cold-weather plant. As a result, if you plant these crops in the late spring or summer, the bagrada bug will attack them. An infestation of these bugs is usually quick, intense and highly likely to spread to other beds if not treated quickly and properly. Always contact us immediately if you see these bugs (or other bad insects) in your or another member's garden bed. We can help you solarize the infested bed to correct the problem.
Cole crop insect alert
Bagrada hilaris, a species of shield bug known by the
common names of bagrada bug and painted bug
Also, please refer to the mounted poster in our tool shed (against the wall on the right hand side) for guidance about good insects. Also, we encourage you search the Internet to learn about both good and bad insects.
- Brussel Sprouts