November 18, 2009 at 1:30 pm #250517TeacupMember
It’s fun to try out a few veg and have a bit of food to share with the bities and bugs… this froggie is controlling some white cabbage moth grubs, naturally. We can eat around the holes!November 18, 2009 at 6:46 pm #443788KippenMember
I’m happy to lose bits of plants to insects as well because that way my varigated wrens have a reason to stay. They’re an excellent, 100% organic pest control team. They inspect the plants from all sides. I love watching them hop along the ground & turn their little heads sideways to look up under the leaves. Every now & then they suddenly leap up & land with a grub in their beaks.November 18, 2009 at 7:50 pm #443789roundthebendMember
Frogs are cute, i often come accross them when weeding and will carefully put them in the shade if i uncover them so they dont get taken by bigger birds.
Willy wagtails patrol my veggie patch and stand guard on the fencelines then dive in to catch any flying insects.November 18, 2009 at 8:45 pm #443790HobbyFarmFunMember
Grrrrrr :@ – don’t ask! We seem to be sharing ours (most unwillingly!) with a rat of some sort that tunnels in under the fencing – it’s eaten almost all of my lovely corn crop (AGAIN), and didn’t even wait for it to be completely ripe! Not a happy camper. 🙁 I’ve been watching and waiting for the crop to mature and anticipating the taste of fresh corn – hmm, oh well. At least we’ve got more coming on, I just need to work out how to save it from the corn loving beastie!November 18, 2009 at 9:15 pm #443791BelMember
white cabbage moths/grubs are rampant in our garden too. The minor (minah?) birds do their best to control them – I love watching them pick, then ‘brain’ the caterpillars before eating them. We have a healthy ladybird colony here too – they love the seeding coriander so we always make sure to have some around.November 19, 2009 at 12:06 am #443792ZeitgeistMember
Hey HobbyFarmFun put some of the white netting like people put over fruit trees, around your corn. I had the same problem with rats eating our Brandywine tomato’s just before they were ready to pick. Said rodent gets caught in netting then twists itself around and hangs itself. Problem solved:tup:. Dig hole, bury rodent, pick vegetables, eat and enjoy.November 19, 2009 at 3:11 am #443793AnjaMember
I share mine with my neighbours! 😀November 19, 2009 at 3:15 am #443794Tassie TigerMember
Frogs, skinks, blue tounges, superb fairy wrens, the chooks, wagtails, mice, flame robins, slugs, michael slaters, worms, a tiger snake, Collingwood and RATBAGS. I have a fairly “open gate” policy:DNovember 19, 2009 at 10:11 am #443795elvinMember
Possums, bandicoots, blue tongues, leapord slugs. Nice to have some wildlife in the big smoke though. 😉November 19, 2009 at 12:20 pm #443796mum2twinsMember
I have sneaky pests – earwigs and slaters that are loving the pea straw mulch and easy access to seedlings!!
I have netting over my vegie patch which stops the blackbirds from digging everything up – but the earwigs and slaters are home free.
The cherry slugs are going to be ashed next week.November 19, 2009 at 11:03 pm #443797ThisildoParticipant
I welcome the pesky blackbirds scratching through the peastraw mulch because they eat the earwigs, slaters and slugs. :D:D
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