Square Foot Gardening Forum

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.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» What are you eating from your garden today?
by llama momma Today at 8:23 am

» New England September 2014
by NHGardener Today at 7:26 am

» Green Caterpillars
by sanderson Today at 3:01 am

» Measuring organic content
by GreenGene Today at 12:20 am

» Keeping bees
by sanderson Yesterday at 10:26 pm

» Compost Questions
by donnainzone10 Yesterday at 9:34 pm

» Recipe: Green chili
by Marc Iverson Yesterday at 7:54 pm

» Garlice order received, anyone else in our region?
by GardenGroupie Yesterday at 6:22 pm

» Broccoli harvest
by llama momma Yesterday at 5:42 pm

» Help... Gummy Mel's Mix
by Windmere Yesterday at 4:49 pm

» Tomato grafted to potato @ the UK part of the world
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:26 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:20 pm

» Garden finished early
by johnp Yesterday at 3:41 pm

» My harvest
by Turan Yesterday at 2:35 pm

» 131 Heirloom seed companies including non US sites
by Windmere Yesterday at 11:00 am

» Oct in the Lower South
by walshevak Yesterday at 10:16 am

» Mid-South: September, 2014
by walshevak Yesterday at 9:39 am

» EcoScraps
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:03 am

» Leaf mold for part of peat?
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:05 am

» September: What to Plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:50 am

» Hello from Yucaipa, Ca.
by sanderson 9/30/2014, 8:00 pm

» New Trellis
by floyd1440 9/30/2014, 7:33 pm

» My Table Top Project Down Under
by sanderson 9/30/2014, 7:32 pm

» Ward's Feed a Crowd Bean Soup/Main Dish
by AtlantaMarie 9/30/2014, 7:27 pm

» Monthly Avatar Theme: March
by AtlantaMarie 9/30/2014, 7:23 pm

» Compost: Bekeley 18 day [hot] method
by sanderson 9/30/2014, 4:56 pm

» Ad for starting new forum
by boffer 9/30/2014, 11:28 am

» grape vines and figs
by FamilyGardening 9/30/2014, 5:36 am

» moved our beds
by FamilyGardening 9/30/2014, 5:18 am

» I have not been able to grow anything from seed all summer.
by Yardslave 9/29/2014, 4:01 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

is this a cut worm

View previous topic View next topic Go down

is this a cut worm

Post  Pepper on 3/5/2013, 4:23 pm

While removing the grass for my beds and during sifting my store bought (read nursery"compost"= crap) beds. I found many of these critters I need help identifying and how to eradicate these.

another shot same bug; I also wonder what the yellow "egg" looking thing is.

Pepper

Male Posts: 546
Join date: 2012-03-04
Location: Columbus, Ga

View user profile

Back to top Go down

re: is this a cut worm

Post  happycamper on 3/5/2013, 4:52 pm

It doesn't look like a cutworm that I have ever seen, but it does look a little like a tomato hornworm larvae. Google "cutworm pictures" and "tomato hornworm larvae pictures". I would squish that egg, could be anything, even a slug egg.

happycamper

Female Posts: 293
Join date: 2010-05-26
Location: East County Portland, OR

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: is this a cut worm

Post  pryz123 on 3/5/2013, 5:03 pm

It is a grub of some sort. They can be the larvae of many different insects like june bugs, japanese bettles and so on. I think its best to kill them.

pryz123

Posts: 35
Join date: 2013-01-08
Location: 5

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: is this a cut worm

Post  Coelli on 3/5/2013, 5:59 pm

Yup, whatever it is, you don't want it in your beds. I found a ton of these in my beds when I emptied them out this spring to rebuild them. They all went over the fence and down into the wash. Yuck. Razz

Coelli

Female Posts: 300
Join date: 2012-04-30
Location: Los Angeles foothills

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: is this a cut worm

Post  brainchasm on 3/5/2013, 6:03 pm

mmm, chicken food...

brainchasm

Male Posts: 371
Join date: 2013-02-26
Age: 38
Location: Las Vegas, NV

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Grub

Post  Hardcoir on 3/5/2013, 6:59 pm

That is a grub, and if you have robins in your yard, they will become fast friends with you if you place them in a plastic dish on top of an outdoor table or something.

I have been inundated with these a couple times in the past. As I was digging them out of an old garden bed, I began throwing them onto a brown-colored tarp. A fat robin came from a tree and began eating them. Eventually, it ate the grub a second after I tossed it on the tarp and stayed within a few feet of me waiting.

Cutworms are much smaller.

Tomato hornworms are green.

Hardcoir

Posts: 92
Join date: 2013-02-03
Location: Nashville, TN

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: is this a cut worm

Post  mollyhespra on 3/5/2013, 9:43 pm

It's a grub. Some kind of beetle most likely.

Call me a softie, but I don't kill them just cuz they're in my way. If I knew for a fact that they were a "bad" critter like a Japanese Beetle grub then I'd have no mercy & the Robins would get a treat. BUT, they could be "good" bug grubs, who knows?

So when I'm gardening & I find some, I grab an empty bucket and throw them in with some dirt. When I'm done or have accumulated a few in the bucket, I go out back with a shovel & lift up a bit of sod & back in the ground they go. Why kill something if you don't have to?

mollyhespra

Female Posts: 578
Join date: 2012-09-21
Age: 48
Location: Waaaay upstate, NH (zone 4)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: is this a cut worm

Post  Coelli on 3/5/2013, 10:07 pm

mollyhespra wrote:Why kill something if you don't have to?

To my knowledge, no grub that looks like that is beneficial to anything but another animal as food. I have no remorse about chucking them into the wash - something down there will eat them, and the grubs won't eat my plants' roots. Smile

Coelli

Female Posts: 300
Join date: 2012-04-30
Location: Los Angeles foothills

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: is this a cut worm

Post  Pepper on 3/6/2013, 1:26 am

The 'eggs' have not had anything but fluid in them,haven't seen any sign of life forming. Thanks for all y'all's response been busy trying to get beds ready for planting. 4 done 2 to go want to plant this weekend. Have not had time to do this months avatar yet pics are taken will post soon.

Pepper

Male Posts: 546
Join date: 2012-03-04
Location: Columbus, Ga

View user profile

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