Asked if they would prefer to grow their vegetables in a winter vegetable garden or in a summer vegetable garden, many gardeners would opt for the first, for one obvious reason: there are far fewer pests and pest-related problems in the winter. Compared to spring, winter is a much quieter time, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still plenty of dangers lurking in and above the ground. Caterpillars, snails, wildlife
, and other problematic insects remain active in the cooler weather, eating anything from leaves to seedlings and fruit. Let’s take a look at some of the most common pests you are probably going to stumble upon in your garden this winter
Top Pests in Winter Gardens
1) Leaf-infesting insects (slugs, caterpillars, aphids)
Caterpillars are a common occurrence in winter crops; they'll eat your leafy greens in a heartbeat if you don't pay attention to the first infestation signs: shredded leaves, premature defoliation, and fruit damage.