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Tuesday, February 22, 2005

White Grubworms ooze black when you squish them

white grubworm
Originally uploaded by killy.
We found five of these little bastards when we were weeding our little 'garden area'. I guess these guys might have been to blame for killing all my pepper plants last year. I think they've been feeding on the roots of my rosemary tree.

Immediately, i threw down some granules that are supposed to kill/discourage grubs and watered it in. I didn't know what else to do. Sean, a friend here at work, tells me that i could have simply killed them as i found them and things would have been fine. I believe him, but i'd like to ask amber what her opinion would be? Did I do wrong be resorting to a 'treatment' immeidately? Would constant tilling over of the soil have been a better answer?

My big worry now is that of eating tomatoes and peppers out of the ground where i've put 'pesticides'. is this any worse than what i would get from a super-market?


  • Grubs are really great fried! You should cultivate more tomato plants and whatnot they like to eat to increase their population. That way anytime you want a tasty and nutritious snack, you can head out to the garden with one of those things that looks like a hoe for turning soil, and dig up a dozen or so and fry them up. They are much more nutritious than tomatos, which are a candy-like fruit. Yum!

    By Blogger Adolph, at 11:38 AM  

  • i would be hesitant to spread poison anywhere near children. what happens when adolfo iv wants to play in the yard and make mud-pies? also, poison and synthetic fertilizers can leach into the water and endanger fish, birds, animals, and human beings.

    i don't know what the alternatives are to poison for grub control, but you should have an agricultural extension agent assigned to your county who you might call with these sorts of questions -- look in the blue pages for the phone no.

    By Blogger Amber Freda's, at 7:09 AM  

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