The tiny worms I found in the greenhouse this morning were not so cute to me!
While they may have been counting flowers, as in the YouTube, they were also eating the first leaves of the newest pepper seedling emerging from their starter pods.
In doing some research on the Internet, I came across this article that has the explanation of how it probably happened. The worms have dined on the tender top two leaves.
The tomato plants fared better because they are a couple weeks older.
|There he is hiding on a window!|
Have you ever lost newly sprouted plants this way?
Ohhh, I loved, loved, loved the Muppet Show version of inch worm with Danny Kaye. But, like you I prefer they stay in muppet-land. My problem is the battles I wage on the web worms in my Texas laurel.ReplyDelete
I guess we all have our special bug problems...it keeps us on our toes.Delete
No worms for us - we just do battle with slugs and snails!ReplyDelete
Slugs and snails can do a lot of damage. I had them when I lived in the city.Delete
No here is no worms just snails.ReplyDelete
As I was telling Scarlet, I fought them when I lived in the city where is was damp.Delete
Ooh I hate insects of any kind! Having said that, I never let anyone kill them. They're always caught in a glass and put outside, not by me though I may add. Lots of love xxxReplyDelete
You're so sweet to handle your bugs like that. Usually nature keeps everything in balance.Delete
I haven't heard that song for so many years - wonderful. Sorry to hear about your seedlings - so far the only ones we have lost have been in the conservatory, just a few, thank goodness. Far be it from me to blame the cats, but I know it was George or I, Toby couldn't reach the table... I hope the rest of your plants are safe.ReplyDelete
It's a good thing I keep a close eye on them. I think the warm weather is the cause of this. Usually, this time of year, we still have some cool days and nights. I think I have it all under control this evening.Delete