Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Mid-Atl - Aug 2017 - Planning/Planting Fall/Winter Garden
by sfg4uKim Today at 9:45 am

» It's actually more like surviving.... these days...
by sfg4uKim Today at 9:38 am

» Water....
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 8:45 am

» Bee 'Sleeping' in Cucumber Flower
by hammock gal Today at 7:10 am

» Store Bought Compost
by plantoid Today at 6:58 am

» Amaranth
by AtlantaMarie Today at 6:57 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in August 2017? 2017
by Kelejan Today at 1:09 am

» N & C Midwest: August is here!!! 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:58 pm

» Monarch Supporter
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 6:54 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 6:00 pm

» Top Dressing with Compost
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 3:59 pm

» What do you know about making sauerkraut?
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 3:55 pm

» who has chickens
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:53 pm

» Heat wave and shade screen
by jimmy cee Yesterday at 2:15 pm

» Sweet Potatoes
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 1:33 pm

» Newbie Oldbie
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 1:02 pm

» cherokee purple...seed to dish
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 12:57 pm

» I feel VERY fortunate!
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 8:28 am

» Things You Never Knew Existed Until SFG...
by llama momma Yesterday at 6:47 am

» Anyone want walking onions??
by RoOsTeR 8/15/2017, 9:27 pm

» What weed? is this? (with pic)
by yolos 8/15/2017, 8:53 pm

» Ground Cherries
by Scorpio Rising 8/15/2017, 7:18 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising 8/15/2017, 7:17 pm

» What I've learned this year
by countrynaturals 8/15/2017, 4:38 pm

» Grow Produce from Produce!
by CapeCoddess 8/15/2017, 4:09 pm

» Zombie Gardening!
by countrynaturals 8/15/2017, 4:01 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals 8/15/2017, 3:38 pm

» Intro for this region...
by Browndog 8/15/2017, 2:42 pm

» Easy and Fabulous Crockpot Marinara
by sanderson 8/15/2017, 1:37 pm

» Huge Box of Seeds from 2003!
by countrynaturals 8/15/2017, 12:56 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Dill and Tarragon decimated!

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Dill and Tarragon decimated!

Post  skymahoney on 9/2/2012, 4:16 pm

I have a pot on my patio with dill, tarragon, and a faltering scrap of thyme. It was fine two days ago. I looked at it today and it is decimated. Just the stems are left of all the plants. I found two pale, solid, green caterpillars. What are they, and what can I do so that I can grow these. I don't think these plants will make it (they were planted last week).

Thanks!

Sky
avatar
skymahoney

Posts : 3
Join date : 2012-04-13
Location : Culver City, CA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Dill and Tarragon decimated!

Post  camprn on 9/2/2012, 4:53 pm

I would guess that the plants may be stronger than you give them credit for. Wait a week and see if they put out any new foliage.

Welcome to the SFG Forum! glad you\'re here

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

thanks

Post  skymahoney on 9/2/2012, 5:18 pm

Thanks camprn. Do you have any idea what I can do about the caterpillars? Do you know what they might be?
avatar
skymahoney

Posts : 3
Join date : 2012-04-13
Location : Culver City, CA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Dill and Tarragon decimated!

Post  camprn on 9/2/2012, 5:52 pm

If they have eaten the foliage off the entire plant, my guess is that they have moved on to greener pastures. I cannot rightly say about the caterpillars until they are identified. could you post a photo?

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Dill and Tarragon decimated!

Post  sceleste54 on 9/2/2012, 6:58 pm

My old standby is Bacillus Thuringiensis
http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/insect/05556.html
This stuff works on any chewing caterpillar within just a couple of days, and will not harm anything else including bees and people. I mix some up in a hand held sprayer bottle like you use to mist houseplants and it really does the job !!

sceleste54

Female Posts : 383
Join date : 2010-04-08
Location : Florida Panhandle

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Dill and Tarragon decimated!

Post  camprn on 9/2/2012, 7:07 pm

it is quite possible they were a caterpillar of a desirable species, like a pollinating butterfly. Before pulling out the insecticide, you may want to ID the creature. Just my 2¢.

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Dill and Tarragon decimated!

Post  walshevak on 9/2/2012, 9:26 pm

@sceleste54 wrote:My old standby is Bacillus Thuringiensis
http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/insect/05556.html
This stuff works on any chewing caterpillar within just a couple of days, and will not harm anything else including bees and people. I mix some up in a hand held sprayer bottle like you use to mist houseplants and it really does the job !!

+1

Kay

____________________________

A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast
avatar
walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4354
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 74
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Dill and Tarragon decimated!

Post  skymahoney on 9/2/2012, 10:57 pm

thanks, I'd rather not use an insecticide if possible. I would like to grow dill though. Smile I tossed them off the patio so I can't get a picture, but if I see some more, I'll snap one. It'd be great if the plants will regrow..
avatar
skymahoney

Posts : 3
Join date : 2012-04-13
Location : Culver City, CA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Dill and Tarragon decimated!

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum