I have done a good job of picking them off the cabbages, and so will have at least 3 purple cabbages to harvest this year (planted about 15, but that's another story!). However, yesterday I had to sacrifice the broccoli and today I'm seeing that my kale has been eaten before I'm getting to it. Not so bad with the kale, I can just pick off the worms, but with the broccoli, they get into the heads, and there were too many to pick off - they are also pretty much embedded in the heads and you can't get them all out.
Another cabbage moth - pretty, aren't they? I used to think so.
Here's what the worms are doing to my kale.
But here's a cabbage - easier to pick them off than kale or broccoli.
And here are the damned worms I picked off the kale today.