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what I love about gardening

June 26th, 2008 at 02:01 am

Killing things. Big Grin No, seriously. I discovered what had been munching on my broccoli plants. (the ones I got for free in April when I went to a friend's one act play)

It was a green worm anywhere between 1/2 - 1 inch long. They rest along the rib of the broccoli leaf, hiding out. Me: picked worm off, set worm on grass, stepped on, then twisted, repeated until no worm was seen. Savagery was much, much fun. I think I got them all and it was satisfying to figure it out. One of my plants might not make it (and I'm showing it to encourage the newbie gardeners out there that no one's perfect), but I'm going to kill everything that will try to eat it. RAAAUUUR!

In other gardening news, the tomato that I've been following. It is getting bigger but the leaves are curling in an odd way (odd to me), so I'll be keeping my eye on it. It could just be its quality of the tomato variety--

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6 Responses to “what I love about gardening”

  1. sillyoleme Says:

    Haha, I enjoyed hearing about your "savagery". Good luck winning the war! Smile

  2. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Kill the enemy before he kills your beloved plant!! Bam! Slam! (picture Batman outtakes here) CRUNCH! eww. RIP geen slimy thing!

  3. shiela Says:

    I had those green catepillars/worms problem with my broccoli when they were a bit smaller. I picked them when they are still an egg (it will be a white eggs). Also I sprayed with garlic, cayenne/chilli power and water mix, this is more of a deterrent than a killer. I've also read that you can pick those worms squash them into some water and use that to spray. I have not tried this one but apparently it works.

  4. scfr Says:

    The chard's looking good!

  5. nate Says:

    I started a garden for the first time this year. Had a big snail problem but I think I have that fixed. no worms yet...

  6. creditcardfree Says:

    No bugs in my garden yet! Tomato plant looks fine to me.

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