Hi there! We have beautiful swiss chard but they caterpillars are eating it before we can! Any suggestions in how to combat the little buggers? We have been picking them off and feeding them to the pitcher plant but I was looking for a more long term solution. They are growing in pots and we have small bunches in each. I do not want to use a pesticide. Any suggestions?
If you don't want to use pesticides then you are stuck picking. If you want to use a non toxic organic pesticide then Bt is what you want for caterpillars (its a type of bacteria). Dipel and Thuricide are common bottle names.