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Post  dstubbs on 10/21/2010, 8:43 am

While harvesting some stuff from my SFG a few days ago, I found an earthworm and a green caterpillar. That might not sound strange at first, however, my SFG is on my roof (maybe 30 feet up) and the soil is all Mel's Mix, nothing dug up from the ground. Just curious how the critters got up there -- perhaps carried up by birds?
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Post  CarolynPhillips on 10/21/2010, 9:28 am

there could of been worms in the compost---even if it is commercial.
Assuming you used compost.
Butterflies and flying insects will lay their eggs in gardens no matter how high up it is.
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Post  SFG in Chicago on 10/21/2010, 9:31 am

Caterpillars are the larvae of moths & butterflies. The adult lays the eggs right on the plants the larvae will eat. I don't know about your earthworm, maybe it hitchhiked in a bag of compost or something.

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