Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

A new or old way to control garden insects. Hide them.

Posted Saturday, June 13, 2009, at 4:45 PM
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  • Hi Steve, Mike came by and dropped off some flowers for me and Barbara. So nice of him to think about us stray little lambs.

    You should see my grow boxes and raised beds. No bugs. I plant so many things close together that I believe it does fool the bugs a little. Also in a Jerry Baker book he said to put foil around your plants that bugs love and the reflection will keep the bugs away. I tried it. It is working good so far. Now wish I could find something to make the June bugs go away.

    Hope to see you next meeting.

    -- Posted by Ms Jere on Sat, Jun 13, 2009, at 11:49 PM
  • Jere,

    Hire the town ducks while they're displaced.

    They might have picked up some tricks from the weeder geese that visited the pond once.

    (At the very least,you'll find out where the phrase "like a duck on a junebug" came from.)

    Our ducks and chickens used to do a good job of eating caterpillars and beetles - so did the quail and wild turkeys.

    The birds never did seem to have as much enthusiasm for (or subsequent upset from) the bugs as did one of our pups.

    She ate about a cupful of junebugs off our screen door and had an upset tummy for about a week.

    Maybe Barbara could loan out some of her poultry to the cause-or look for a lapdog with an undiscriminating palate.

    -- Posted by quantumcat on Sun, Jun 14, 2009, at 11:02 AM
  • I saw Mike this morning at the VFW. He commented about how well your gardens look.

    For those who came to the planting and re-planting at the VFW, thank you for your hard work and sweat.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Jun 14, 2009, at 8:00 PM
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