Furry visitors up to no good

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Tuesday 31 March, 2015 by Uncle Spike

On the whole, veggies love the rain. It certainly helps most things grow, sometimes even too much, with overgrowth spurts that create seed pods, flowers and basically, zero usable veg. However, on balance, a few weeks of cloud sourced nutrients beats anything I can add.

But rain also attracts visitors, such as the friendly furry caterpillar and his family, and his friends, cousins, old neighbours, and maybe even grandma.

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Quite partial to most veg, especially cabbage, cauliflower and swede.

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This one was a bit lost, trying to fathom out a cauliflower stalk.

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Usually takes two days of sunshine after a prolonged storm, then yep, there they are…. unless there’s been a real infestation, most of the critters are sat there on 3 or 4 leaves, so removing them can do the job.

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Other times you can be too late, and they’ll have munched their way across 20 strong plants in just a couple of days. Anyone know of a good caterpillar soup recipe?

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14 thoughts on “Furry visitors up to no good

  1. Why don’t you give neem oil a go? I’m sure they won’t like it much. The only thing is you will need to do it again in about a weeks time. Good luck!

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  2. AnnetteM says:

    Good photos. How big do they grow?

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  3. Colleen says:

    Great photos of nature at work! The interdependence of creatures and plants!

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  4. FLYNN says:

    Reblogged this on The Blogging Path and commented:
    Oh, those furry babies area adorable! Too bad we can’t hug them!

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  5. fredrieka says:

    does it wag it’s tail ????

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  6. dayphoto says:

    Hens…where are the hens? Oh, yes..sometimes they are as bad as the bugs in the garden! DUCKS! or Geese maybe that would work—they seem to leave the garden alone accept for the bugs!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
    https://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/sherlock-boomer

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