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Poor Spinach

Posted by mangledmind 9B (My Page) on
Fri, May 21, 10 at 11:11

Something was munching our spinach and for the life of me I couldn't figure it out.

Was going to grab some pics this morning and post a question to the forum asking for help. Well, thanks anyways ;),

I found the culprit and mooshed him. LOL

THE DAMAGE:

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HIS LAST MEAL:

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THE NOW DEAD CULPRIT:

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RE: Poor Spinach

With that much damage on those plants, you have more than one caterpillar.


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RE: Poor Spinach

lazygardens,

please don't say that ... it took me a couple weeks to find that one ... was hoping he was just hungry :)


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RE: Poor caterpillars

found some more this morning on the spinach and our turnips. ugh


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RE: Poor Spinach

  • Posted by antm0 Sunset Zone 13 (My Page) on
    Sat, May 22, 10 at 16:18

BT works wonders. Harmless to humans and pets :)


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RE: Poor Spinach

BT - also prevents butterflies by killing their larvae.

I had very few problems with caterpillars in the bed that was covered by bird netting: the common moths and butterflies couldn't get through the mesh to lay eggs on the plants.


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RE: Poor Spinach

Ugh, sorry to see the damage. I'd be tempted by Bt as well since you've probably already got a bunch of these (sorry), but I like Lazy's idea of some netting on your next crop.

Let us know what you do and how it works out. Great pics as usual by the way.

Good luck!
Grant


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