So you planted a vegetable garden and were looking forward to good, fresh grub, weren’t you? Well, brown and rotting root vegetables, wilting leaves, and holes in your almost-ready-to-pick produce does not a dinner party make, does it? And the worst part? The culprits most likely don’t even have a leg to stand on. That’s if you have grubs, those white, C-shaped, wormy things that elicit one response and one response only the first time you see them: “Ewwwwwwww!” (unless, of course, you’re a chicken–then the response is a big fat “yum”).
Organic control options for grubs include (1) hand-picking them if there are not a lot or you somehow find this fun, (2) adding beneficial nematodes to your soil, (3) applying a thin layer of diatomaceous earth around your vegetables (this is actually the fossilized remains of algae, if you can believe it, and it’s sharp and moisture-sucking to grubs but doesn’t hurt earthworms, birds or mammals), and (4) applying something called milky spore (but this only works on Japanese beetle larvae, and, yes, there are several types of grubs you may have).
Bottom line? Swing by Farmer D Organics or visit our website at www.farmerd.com. Let us know what worked for you by joining our Facebook conversation. And, while you’re at it, why not post a photo of the delicious grub from your garden, too? Pictured is my dinner harvest from just a few nights ago.
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