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Re: Look what I found on my carrots!

Post  camprn on 4/7/2013, 7:31 pm


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Re: Look what I found on my carrots!

Post  Bmelcer on 4/9/2013, 4:17 pm

From what I just read, you found the culprit. I think I need to grow the carrots far away from the infected area and plant them in my new SF garden.

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Post  landarch on 4/9/2013, 9:13 pm

From my experience, black swallowtail caterpillars really love carrots, parsely, and dill. Zebra swallowtail caterpillars feed almost exclusively on a the native paw paw tree (Asimina triloba). Tiger swallowtail caterpillars tend to feed in trees.

In addition to the SFG, I also have a native garden for the pollinators (pale purple coneflower, blackeyed susan, liatris, blanketflower, butterfly milkweed, paw paw, etc. I am also adding Walkers Low Catmint this year...bees love it.

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