On Sunday I began a trial of an anti-caterpillar spray based on Molasses which is supposed to make leaves unpalatable to chewing insects...we shall see.
The recipe is from Annette McFarlane Here
The rain last week has brought on lush growth of my mint pots and the Ginger mint was being decimated by loopers.
I trimmed the worst of the damage off and gave the pot a top-up of worm castings.
I used the spray but left a few caterpillars on the plant to see how they re-acted.
Next morning there was only one large one left but he didn't seem to be eating.
Tonight he was gone!!!!
(You might have to click on the photos to enlarge them to see these little guys)