Friday, June 5, 2009

Pests In My Garden

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Two days after transplanting my tomatoes into bigger pots, a robin came down and completely dug out two of them!

I don't know if she's trying to make a nest or feed her young, but she keeps coming back and attacking my garden. :( I've never had bird problems before but I'm wondering if I should put up netting, especially on my berry plants. There's a couple of robins that keeps coming into my garden as well as a bunch of chickadees. The chickadees don't seem like they do any harm to my garden at all but the robins are trampling and stealing my beautiful veggie plants!

I have PLENTY more pests in my garden :( My veggies are all gonna be eaten before I can get to them...

My raspberry bush. I'm guessing it's snails, but a couple of the leaves have big holes in them. Very minor damage.

My blueberry bush is getting COMPLETELY eaten up :( So many nibble bites on them! I caught two caterpillar looking things about a month ago when most of the damage happened, but something is recently eating it up again. I hope I find those munchers.

Leaf Miner eggs on my spinach. I hand pick the eggs every day which seems to help out a lot. I get 2 or 3 damaged leaves every day still though.

My lettuce that finally came up is getting attacked too. Maybe snails? Maybe the birds, since I saw a robin trampling over my spinach/lettuce bed earlier today. BOO.


Annie's Granny said...

Cynthia, I am having many pest problems this year, too. More than any other year in my gardening history! Birds have wrecked half my lettuce and snipped off the tops of the pea plants. I have holes in nearly every leaf in my garden....some look like lace. My flowers and my veggies are being chewed to death, and the only culprits I can find so far are sparrows, earwigs and some tiny flies with iridescent green/blue or orange/gold bodies. Oh, of course the leaf miners, worst infestation ever. I've seen a lot of wire worms too, so just waiting to see what they do to my root crops. Cut worms took their toll early on. I'm surprised there's anything left for us!

*Michelle* said...

I'm going to find something to help with the leaf miners-- I hate those things! If your plants are stressed, they will attract bugs. Healthy soil = healthy plants = fewer pest & disease problems. You miht want to top dress with mushroom compost and then mulch.

Cynthia said...

Annie's Granny~ I'm surprised there's much left too! Haha. I don't think I've had any cut worm problems yet, and I'm surprised nothing has gotten to my broccoli plants. *knocks on wood*

Michelle~ I definitely need to find a good mulch to use on my garden. The soil is still bare, shame on me! I'll look into mushroom compost too since I've never heard of it before. I'm going to try growing my next batch of spinach in pots and see what happens. Maybe I can keep them away from those leaf miners, grR!