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It's starting to get to me already. I had a 4 spinach plants starting to bolt so I pulled a few to make a salad for hubby's lunch and took them inside. As I was pinching the leaves off I started to get to the center small leaves and I had hundreds of white bugs/eggs all over the entire center of the plant. Then a catepillar started to crawl accross the counter. This was from the plant in on the deck where the moths gather when I forget to turn the lights out. I didn't have quite enough lettuce in there (which appears untouched) so I went out to the pyramid and went to pick some lettuce and found a big juicy catepillar (I swear I could hear him chewing on the leaves). I couldn't bring myself to pick any lettuce in the dark... I did pick him off with some sticks and threw him in a pan of water, I am doomed I hate bugs. I wish I could go back in time when I didn't care to look for them. My praying mantises are hatching so I can't use anything to kill the bugs because I don't want to kill them... Yet. Oh this is going to take some getting used to. I feel like bugs are crawling all over me now...
Some folk use a light saline solution to wash their vegetables, in a basin. This will make the wee pesties fall off into the water.
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@camprn wrote:Some folk use a light saline solution to wash their vegetables, in a basin. This will make the wee pesties fall off into the water.
That's good to know Camp, I have been using Walshevek's bleach water solution. Hubby doesn't like the idea of soaking the veggies in bleach but I am fine with it, I rinse well. I will give the saline a try. I need to find my flashlight and start to do some massive bug hunting tonight .
I hate catepillars.
Another good soak is a vinegar water solution. Also has a mild antiseptic property.
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@southern gardener wrote:Found a tomato horn worm today, picked it off, and threw it to my chickens, they ran over, walked right over the top of it, and left it?? I think I have some dumb chickens?? lol
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