Grubs!

veggie_girlAugust 11, 2014

My plants are all outside for the summer. This weekend, I pulled a weed from one of my citrus tree pots and up came a grub with it. I repotted the tree and found more in there as well. Luckily, I think I caught it in time before it killed the tree.

So now I'm worried about all my other potted trees/plants, and I have LOTS of them, and do not want to lose any to grubs. Should I pull them all out of the soil and give them a check or is there something else I can do?

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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Please post pictures.
"Grub" is a rather generic term among gardeners. We need to know what you have.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 8:46PM
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veggie_girl

I didn't take pictures, but it looks like the one on this link.

Here is a link that might be useful: Grub

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 8:50PM
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grubby_AZ

Yes, you caught it in time before it killed the tree, but the question might be: was it going to kill the tree?

In a 2000 square foot garden there are maybe ten thousand shovelsfull of dirt at the surface that you can dig up with a grub or three in each. They're absolutely everywhere, and they do not kill everything. Actually, I think they kill nothing here.

I believe that since their number is so overwhelming and since there's not a thing I can do to significantly reduce the population without drenching food plants in poison, there's no sense in letting them bother me.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2014 at 1:02AM
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