My Veggies Have Bugs

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I was out this morning after I came home from my Saturday errands to take a look at the garden. I noticed that the radish patch is both overcrowded and buggy.  I don’t exactly know what’s going on there, but I hate to say it squicked me out.   I know bugs and gardens go together like peas and carrots (see what I did there? That was a pun. Ha!)

My problem is that I don’t know what to do about my problem.  I tried to photograph the offending buggers, but they’re too fast.  They look like teeny flies. I also saw a fat caterpillar enjoying elevensies and he was quickly relocated.

So gardeners, what do I have and how do I evict them?

– little flying flies or gnats
– holes in my radish leaves

 

Here is a better-ish picture of the assault on my radish leaves.  It’s a little tricky to see, but there are the little buggies and the holes (which I’m pretty sure are due to the Fat Cat-erpillar and, presumably, his buddies.)

 

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4 responses »

  1. Hi there – You could hang yellow sticky traps above your radish leaves. It attracts the bugs and they get stuck. You should be able to get some at your local garden centre. Its best to try and deal with them at the beginning of the season or they will settle in and make themselves at home and bother your crops all summer! Cheers Sarah : o )

  2. I get those holes in my radish leaves every year, but it doesn’t seem to affect their growth at all, so I say don’t worry about it! The radishes’ll be ready to eat in a week or ten days anyway. 🙂

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