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
» New squash in a hurry
by Scorpio Rising Today at 8:12 pm

» Poppy seeds - Hungarian Blue Breadseed
by Scorpio Rising Today at 8:09 pm

» A really, really Frugal Gardener
by Fiz Today at 8:06 pm

» New England June 2017
by Scorpio Rising Today at 8:01 pm

» Pepper argument who's right
by Scorpio Rising Today at 7:58 pm

» N & C Midwest--It is JUNE!!!! Garden Time!
by Scorpio Rising Today at 7:55 pm

» AtlantaMarie's Garden
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:15 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Today at 6:57 pm

» Tomato - Snow Fairy
by quiltbea Today at 6:11 pm

» Trellis
by hammock gal Today at 6:08 pm

» Fall Planting
by newbeone Today at 5:26 pm

» Big Bug ?
by newbeone Today at 4:55 pm

» 2017 corn pictures
by trolleydriver Today at 4:44 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in JUNE 2017
by countrynaturals Today at 3:24 pm

» What to Grow through Very Hot Summers
by countrynaturals Today at 3:15 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Today at 2:20 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by Judy McConnell Today at 2:18 pm

» Jaffa's garden - year one
by sanderson Today at 2:14 pm

» Texas Dream garden 2017
by sanderson Today at 1:29 pm

» Should I cover plants while away
by sanderson Today at 1:17 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by trolleydriver Today at 1:16 pm

» Netting as Barrier
by CapeCoddess Today at 11:38 am

» Cinnamon, Fungus, and Gnats
by Fiz Today at 8:24 am

» Zucchini Tower
by AtlantaMarie Today at 8:23 am

» Cover grape fruit to save from birds
by AtlantaMarie Today at 8:20 am

» Question About Strawberries
by trolleydriver Today at 7:22 am

» Wonderful laid back Fathers day
by sanderson Today at 3:22 am

» Escarole in SFG
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 10:46 pm

» possible peppers and cucumber problem
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:47 pm

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:25 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

What should I do with caterpillars?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

What should I do with caterpillars?

Post  jkahn2eb on 6/29/2011, 3:15 pm

My broccoli leaves were half eaten overnight!

I had gone out to pick basil for pizzas we were making and was putting basil on the tasty dishes when I felt something crawling on my leg. Please don't be a black widow or brown recluse I thought. Looked down and I saw green. Thought it was a praying mantis which I've seen in my garden but it was a caterpillar.

After sticking the pizzas in the oven, I rinsed the tomato sauce can and went out to collect caterpillars.. if I found 'em. Pulled about a dozen (including three babies). Should I feed them to my fish or put them in the front yard to be eaten by birds?
avatar
jkahn2eb

Posts : 257
Join date : 2011-01-13
Location : Gilbert, AZ, Zone 9B

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: What should I do with caterpillars?

Post  ModernDayBetty on 6/29/2011, 4:06 pm

I put the only one I found in a clear container with some radish leaves.... it's cocooned in only 2 days... but it's been like that forever now. I think it depends on what kind of caterpilliar it is. I think mine is a cabbage moth so I didn't want it making more babies in my garden after it became a moth.
avatar
ModernDayBetty

Female Posts : 298
Join date : 2011-03-19
Location : Central Washington Zone 7a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: What should I do with caterpillars?

Post  camprn on 6/30/2011, 10:59 am

if it looks like this squish 'em.
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: What should I do with caterpillars?

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