Worms in cabbage

Asked November 3, 2016, 11:24 AM EDT

How can I get rid of what appears to be small earthworms in my cabbage heads? I have quartered the heads and they are now sitting in a salt and water bath hopefully to draw the critters out. Cabbage is for kraut.

Washington County Maryland cabbage imported cabbage worm vegetable

1 Response

Look at our website on the imported cabbage worm to see if this is what you may be dealing with. If the worms are in the heads, they will float to the surface of the salted water. http://extension.umd.edu/growit/insects/imported-cabbageworm
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