Monday, June 18, 2012
Ok so in the mornin'
So let us focus on what is going on in the garden. I have come to the conclusion that the area up behind the barn is quite a job. I first thought that maybe moths or some type of bug was eating my snap pea leaves well any thing green on a stem. So I sprayed natural home made remedies, I netted, I scattered broken egg shells I did everything but sit up there and watch them "Mystery Bug" eat!
I also thought this must be happening at night. Not yesterday I went up to the garden to grab some fresh basil and my new baby cucumber sprouts were all Hi Mommy we Ok. I go up to water last evening and they are Poof gone!
But these ones down by the house do not get touched humm ya think the dogs have anything to do with that. Perhaps the lil bunnies are scared...Good little hooligans.
Rabbits also devour the tender new leaves and shoots of pea and bean plants. A group of rabbits can devastate a pea plot in a matter of hours. Because they are lower to the ground than deer, rabbits are more likely to eat pea plants from the outside in, at their base. To keep rabbits from getting at their plants, gardeners stake pea plants up, build fences and use garden net over their crops.
Beetles, moths and slugs all feed on the vegetation of pea plants. These insects invade the plants from above, and settle onto the plant to feed at their leisure. Rather than destroying entire leaves or sections of the plants, insects usually leave holey, wilted leaves as evidence of their presence. Insects can be prevented through the use of pesticides, and by protecting a crop with netting fine enough that insects can't crawl through.
Ok so I copies that stuff from Ehow it was the closest I could get to anything that makes any sense.