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Post  shannon1 8/1/2011, 3:07 am

I have found so many different bugs this week I have named it the week of the bugs. Katydid did a number on my asian eggplant, aphids and ladybeattles are having it out on my okra, the plant seems not to care, spittle bugs on the rosemary,biglegged leaf bugs every where. The garden is doing just fine though. We SFG'ers have a head start with organic insect control by having healthy non stressed plants to begin with. Aside from the ladybeatles I have birds, wasps, spiders, lizards, frogs, and toads keeping the pest bugs down so I have realy only had to spray the big legged leaf bugs. I am not sure why but the coons, voles, rats and friends have left it completely alone.



So what's eating in your garden aside from the humans?
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Post  littlesapphire 8/1/2011, 7:39 am

Well, let's see... I always have a million leaf hoppers jumping around in the garden, and I've noticed a few cucumber beetles in amongst my beans (weirdly enough!). Two or three Japanese beetles are usually in my beans as well. Then there's the yucky SVB I dug out of my squash vines yesterday (let's hope they heal). Oh! And don't forget slugs!
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Post  sherryeo 8/1/2011, 10:34 am

Aphids! On my southern peas! I have been keeping their population down, but it's been so rainy here lately, I just haven't been able to get out to spray with Neem or insecticical soap to keep them away. There have been more of them than ever, but I've started spraying them again.



Strangely but gratefully, the leaffooted bugs, which I was also having to watch and hand-pick every day, seem to have run their course. I haven't seen any in a couple of weeks.



Other than those two things, I've been pretty lucky. I've had leafhoppers, but they don't really seem to be hurting anything much. I've had leafminers, but just squish the little line they run through the leaf and that seems to have kept them under better control. They do still pop up every once in a while, but don't seem to hurt things much.
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Post  Denese 8/1/2011, 1:09 pm

A tomato hornworm on one of my jalapeno pepper plants! At least he was, not anymore. Twisted Evil Looked for more but didn't see any, yet. I'll keep checking. I'm just happy he left the peppers.
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Post  yuliad 10/8/2011, 8:03 pm

Something is eating my garden. I'll try to post some pictures tomorrow. It look like this something has scissors, as few of my plans were "cut" and the tops were laying near by. Also few of my okra plants just vanished. Very mysterious situation. Any advice? thinking
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Post  shannon1 10/9/2011, 6:20 am

Without pics I'm just guessing could it be cut worms? If the cut was at ground level I think it could in which case you can prevent it by putting collars around you plants stems.
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Post  yuliad 10/9/2011, 6:56 am

Thank you for your reply, shannon1.
I just googled it and the pictures of damaged plants looked exactly just like my plants. Now I am scared. It could destroy everything!
Can you clarify about " putting collars" suggestion. I don't know how to do it. I was dusting my plants with the DE. I am not sure if that can help as well.
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Post  stripesmom 10/9/2011, 9:43 am

I have never seen so many tomato worms. Every day, I pick off 5 or 6 and I only have 11 tomato plants. Some of these worms are huge too, I don't see how I miss them.
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Post  Lindacol 10/9/2011, 10:36 am

yuliad wrote:Thank you for your reply, shannon1.
I just googled it and the pictures of damaged plants looked exactly just like my plants. Now I am scared. It could destroy everything!
Can you clarify about " putting collars" suggestion. I don't know how to do it. I was dusting my plants with the DE. I am not sure if that can help as well.
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Post  Lindacol 10/9/2011, 10:40 am

stripesmom wrote:I have never seen so many tomato worms. Every day, I pick off 5 or 6 and I only have 11 tomato plants. Some of these worms are huge too, I don't see how I miss them.

I spray with BT and in a couple of days all I find are dead tomato worms hanging from the plants. I've only had to do it a couple of times, as soon as I find a little one I spray.
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Post  1orangething 10/9/2011, 11:27 am

So far I'm lucky. I was:( when I pulled out most of the summer and started anew. My lettuce from seed are already poking through. Havent't seen any pests yet on tomatoes or my peppers. Happy growing.
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Post  Goosegirl 5/14/2012, 9:16 pm

Thought this thread needed a bump. This evening when I checked on my boxes I found 2 beans that had sprouted since I watered this morning before work. Both have already been chewed off by a rabbit. I immediately went crazy with the cayenne throughout all my boxes. Here, bunny, bunny!

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Post  GWN 5/14/2012, 9:33 pm

darn funny
Here, bunny, bunny!
What a great title for a thread. Much as i am fearful to say it, nothing seems to be eating anything in my garden right now. I seem to be doing the most damage, having just decided against celery in the SFG as it has totally spread WAYYYYY beyond its boundaries, into the pepper square. So I just ripped them all out. What's eating in your garden today? 1280598131
Now I am afraid what is going to eat my crops after saying that.
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Post  shannon1 5/15/2012, 1:44 am

lately I have found skipper larva rolled up in the pole bean leaves. It may be a good way to hide from birds but makes it easy for me to find and squish them:twisted:
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Post  Goosegirl 5/15/2012, 4:23 am

GWN wrote: What's eating in your garden today? 262465
Here, bunny, bunny!
What a great title for a thread. Much as i am fearful to say it, nothing seems to be eating anything in my garden right now. I seem to be doing the most damage, having just decided against celery in the SFG as it has totally spread WAYYYYY beyond its boundaries, into the pepper square. So I just ripped them all out. What's eating in your garden today? 1280598131
Now I am afraid what is going to eat my crops after saying that.

What's eating in your garden today? 889526 I usually do the most damage in my garden as well!What's eating in your garden today? 889526 I am trying celery for the first time. The transplants were a bit scraggly but all parts that were yellow and wimpy were trimmed up by the same bunny that got the beans. Silly rabbit trimmed them perfectly, leaving the good upright centers standing tall and unmolested. If only I could capture and train it to prune my tomatoes properly! What's eating in your garden today? 601593

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Post  RoOsTeR 5/15/2012, 7:58 am

I'm still battling the flea beetles Mad They are absolutely relentless!

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Post  JK 5/15/2012, 8:18 am

Yesterday was the first time in four days that it hasnt been raining. When I last looked everything was fine... Now I have no leaves left on my brocolli thanks to some little green worm/caterpillar thing. I was not a happy gardener yesterday Evil or Very Mad
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Post  walshevak 5/15/2012, 9:39 am

Leaf miners on the collards and something on the beans. Sprayed with BT and beans are doing better. Cut the damaged leaves off the collards and sprayed with Neem. We shall see,

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Post  Don T 5/15/2012, 10:12 am

Something cut the top of oneof my bush beam plants off. There were no leaves around to identify if some bug ate it or if it just broke off and blew away. I will be watching closely thanks to this thread.
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Post  Goosegirl 5/15/2012, 1:39 pm

I think the bunny may have found the Cayenne! On my morning check I found one of the celery nibbled a tiny bit more. That was it. No other trim-jobs. Wish I had it on film!

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Post  GWN 5/15/2012, 3:31 pm

That was it. No other trim-jobs. Wish I had it on film!
bunny running for WATTTEEERRRR
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Post  Don T 5/18/2012, 11:56 am

Well, my garden has been growing really great. I knew there would be some setbacks but I didn't really expect the geese to eat my corn.

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This family has been around all spring and has left me alone. However eight adults flew in yesterday and entered the garden for a few seconds before the neighbor chased them away. Thank God and good neighbors she was there to catch them right away. They bit off the leaves of most of the corn stalks and knocked a few of them down. I was able to straighten them out and none are dead this morning.

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I also noticed some insect damage to my Santa Rosa Plum tree planted this year. This damage was done very quickly and I will go talk to the people at the nursery about some type of spray to kill whatever is doing it. I couldn't find any bugs of worms.

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Post  littlesapphire 5/18/2012, 11:59 am

Aww man, GEESE. I know they eat grass, and I guess they just think corn is an especially tasty kind of grass. Hopefully they'll recover!
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Post  donnainzone5 5/18/2012, 12:31 pm

I know that my cats have always considered corn to be a special, hybridized giant grass grown solely for their own pleasure.... I didn't know about geese.
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Post  givvmistamps 5/21/2012, 12:38 pm

YES, corn is a type of grass, domesticated over 8700 years ago, according to this National Geographic story. (I had to look it up to remind myself for certain.)

Don, am I mistaken, or are those Canadian Geese? I wonder what they're doing in the South at this time of year? Sorry to hear they thought your corn looked so tasty. Hopefully you can find something not so tasty to dust them with (hot pepper powder, maybe? it works with so many other pests) to deter those non-migrating geese from your corn.

Have you taken damaged plum leaves to your garden center or local extension agency? It might help them to determine what's attacking it and how to treat for such before all the leaves are afflicted.
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