Kale Leaves Have Small Holes

Question From: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Q: Hi Nancy - I am growing vegetables for the first time. I have them in a raised garden box located at the side of my house. I bought starter vegetables and planted them in the box about a 3 weeks ago. I noticed that the kale leaves have small holes - I'm assuming they were caused by flea beetles. Can I still eat the kale leaves? How can I get rid of the fleas in a natural way - no insecticides? Thanks

A: I think you may have slugs. Try Sluggo or other product with iron phosphate. It will not harm your edibles. Best Nancy and HappyYardening