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
» Indoor Container Garden - City Living
by countrynaturals Today at 11:20 pm

» California's Drought
by countrynaturals Today at 10:26 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Roseinarosecity Today at 10:03 pm

» Julia Child's French Onion Soup
by trolleydriver Today at 5:59 pm

» Air Fryer! HELP!
by countrynaturals Today at 5:48 pm

» Sweet Potatoes
by No_Such_Reality Today at 5:36 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in December 2017
by sanderson Today at 3:12 pm

» Areogardening
by trolleydriver Today at 1:45 pm

» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by countrynaturals Today at 11:55 am

» What's Up? Yukon gold potatoes!
by saganco Today at 11:11 am

» N&C MW; Deep Winter December/January 2017-2018
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:57 pm

» Garden Clean-Up/Preparation
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:53 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 1:50 pm

» CarbSmart (tm) Potatoes
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:41 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by Kelejan Yesterday at 7:51 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising 12/14/2017, 10:42 pm

» Spring Fever Anyone?
by Robbomb116 12/14/2017, 4:03 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals 12/14/2017, 11:01 am

» New England December 2017
by AtlantaMarie 12/14/2017, 6:32 am

» jalapeno variety question?
by brianj555 12/13/2017, 6:03 pm

» Sauerkraut & fermenting veggies
by brianj555 12/13/2017, 5:28 pm

» Tomato Questions
by sanderson 12/13/2017, 3:04 pm

» Mid-South: December 2017
by AtlantaMarie 12/13/2017, 8:24 am

» New Composter - Need Help Filling Correctly
by saganco 12/12/2017, 9:10 pm

» December Avatar: 'Tis The Season!
by sanderson 12/12/2017, 2:29 pm

» The Research Journey:cardboard covering of newly planted seeds
by saganco 12/12/2017, 1:15 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by Turan 12/11/2017, 6:39 pm

» Winter Sowing vs. Winter Growing
by countrynaturals 12/11/2017, 11:44 am

» Mushroom in my lettuce!
by Scorpio Rising 12/10/2017, 10:40 pm

» 5-BOOK BUNDLE GIVEAWAY - ENDS 12/1/17
by No_Such_Reality 12/10/2017, 4:15 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Millipeds

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Millipeds

Post  NanSFG on 7/11/2015, 1:37 am

When I went out to my SFG this morning I found 6 bright red millipeds (each over 2") in my garden.  Before my SFG I would find the 1" black millipeds outside and sometimes in the house.  Red millipeds that long are something new to me.  Are they beneficial to my garden?  Or should I be removing them?

Here's a picture of two of them.



Thanks,
avatar
NanSFG

Female Posts : 68
Join date : 2015-03-19
Location : Hawaii

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Millipeds

Post  sanderson on 7/11/2015, 2:42 am

From Orkin Pest Control: In their natural habitat, most millipedes are scavengers. They eat damp or decaying wood particles. They also eat decaying leaves and other plant material. If their habitat starts to dry out, millipedes will attack living plants. They can get moisture from the green leaves and soft roots.

As millipedes grow, they shed their skin several times. After each molt, they eat the cast-off skins. Some scientists think this helps them replace lost calcium. Sometimes millipedes also feed on small insects, earthworms, and snails.

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Fresno, CA
Click for weather forecast
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 15084
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 69
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Millipeds

Post  camprn on 7/11/2015, 9:07 am


____________________________

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 : 55
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: Millipeds

Post  littlejo on 7/12/2015, 3:03 pm

I have had my share of millipedes, and they are a gardening nightmare. If you only have a couple, kill them and go on, but you prob. have many more. Put fruit, skin or seeds, on the dirt and leave til am, and they will come!
The little ones would get inside of my strawberries and live, you wouldn't know it until you bit into it. ugg.
I tried most of the normal organic pesticides, which didn't work. I finally used Sluggo Plus. It works good on the snails/slugs, sow/pill bugs, and it works on the millipedes, but you have to put it on about every month for the millipedes, for they will return if the pesticide is gone.
Good Luck!
Jo
avatar
littlejo

Female Posts : 1541
Join date : 2011-05-04
Age : 64
Location : Cottageville SC 8b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Millipeds

Post  Marc Iverson on 7/12/2015, 6:27 pm

Thanks for the interesting info, folks. I'm used to the tiny black ones, which somehow seem cute to me. I didn't know they could be significant pests ... much less curl up inside fruits and live there -- ugh!
avatar
Marc Iverson

Male Posts : 3638
Join date : 2013-07-05
Age : 56
Location : SW Oregon

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Millipeds

Post  NanSFG on 7/14/2015, 3:26 pm

@littlejo wrote:I have had my share of millipedes, and they are a gardening nightmare.
Removed 22 of them last night. That is probably more than the red/blue wigglers in the SFG.  Shall continue to watch for them.
avatar
NanSFG

Female Posts : 68
Join date : 2015-03-19
Location : Hawaii

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Millipeds

Post  littlejo on 7/14/2015, 4:33 pm

NanSFG,

Finding the adults is great, but, the babies are hard to see! Good luck!

Jo
avatar
littlejo

Female Posts : 1541
Join date : 2011-05-04
Age : 64
Location : Cottageville SC 8b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Millipeds

Post  NanSFG on 7/19/2015, 2:24 pm

Littlejo, you are so correct that the little millipedes are difficult to see.  Have not found one yet.  But did find two cutworms.

My first SFG has taught me a lot about garden pests already.  On the bright side, I have harvested lettuce, carrots, daikon, spinach, and of course tomatoes. Very Happy
avatar
NanSFG

Female Posts : 68
Join date : 2015-03-19
Location : Hawaii

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Millipeds

Post  sanderson on 7/20/2015, 2:52 am

@NanSFG wrote:My first SFG has taught me a lot about garden pests already.  On the bright side, I have harvested lettuce, carrots, daikon, spinach, and of course tomatoes. Very Happy
The first year can be the biggest learning curve in gardening. I learned so much, and give credit to the folks on this Forum for most of it.

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Fresno, CA
Click for weather forecast
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 15084
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 69
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Millipeds

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