Which works best to kill green earth worms that attack my herbs and veggies
Cinnamon is expensive to use as a pest repellent. These articles should help:
l they damage the grass? Any help in getting rid of them would be great. Already treated with leather jacket nematodes once which did help but they are back!
There are a few things that you can try, but most things will be temporary, unfortunately.
There were tuber worms in my potatoes in my kitchen, and we didn’t know it.
I researched this but couldn't find anything about whether or not it caused harm to humans. If the potatoes were eaten, they would have been cooked so probably OK. However, their tunnels allow fungi, bacteria, etc., to grow, causing disease to the potatoes. Plus, the tuberworm excrement can be inside the tunnels. We all know we consume a certain amount of insects every year in our cereal and pantry foods, and that poses no problem, but worms seem a bit more iffy. I would call your doctor's office and speak with the nurse, just to put your mind at ease.
Fill them in daily for about a week now
Outside of shooting or poisoning them, the only good option is fencing. You can choose, standard, high fence or electric fence. Here is an article for more details:
There are quite a few of them spread all over a patch about 1 meter square. I have done quite a lot of gardening and I have never seen these before even though we have lived in this house for 14 years. We often have toads here, could they be toad eggs?
Toad eggs are usually found in rows. Insect eggs are soft and squishy. Fruits or seeds will have a hard coating. You can press on one (with gloves) and see what comes out. If it's an insect egg, the insect may come out.
I did some research and couldn't find what would have green eggs, but soil laying insects include slugs, snails, beetles, weevils, grasshoppers, and ants. Ground pearls are related to scale, but are chiefly found in grass.
Hi. Having lost many pot plants to slugs and other pests this season, I am now collecting egg shells to use next Spring. I understand that this is one of many methods of keeping slugs at bay!!! I have read that not only does sprinkling broken egg shells deter slugs but the shells eventually will break down adding nutrients to the soil. Win, win!!! However, as I am collecting egg shells and storing them in a plastic bag, I have been removing the two thin membranes from within each egg shell with the thought that over the next eight months, it would be the membranes that were likely to go mouldy in the bag over the coming months!!! Now, having collected about a pound and a half in weight in shells, I am wondering if I am removing the very part of the egg (the membrane) that adds the nutrients to the soil? Any thoughts on this? Thanks in advance. Drew.
What you are removing would be considered negligible, and not going to harm anything. Whether you remove or not will be by choice. Another thing that you can do if you are worried about other organisms growing on the shells, you can pasteurize them.