When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. Isaiah 43:2



Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Where Have All The Plantings Gone?

I went out to water my new plants this morning and all but two were gone!!! On closer inspection, I found that the root balls and tiny little stubby stems remained just below the soil surface. I suspect pincher bug devastation came in the night. I have replanted and sprinkled diatomaceous earth around to kill the little suckers from the inside out in an environmentally friendly way. We have thousands of earwigs (pincher bugs) around the yard right now. It is really creeping me out. Things like that always seem come in plagues here. We have had plagues of frogs, black beetles, aphids, but the only recurring plague has been these darn earwigs. EVERY year!!! Yuck.

3 comments:

R. Hansen said...

My brother had Cut Worm clear out his seedlings. We had something here, too. I figured earwigs were to blame, but T. went out one night and there were none to be found, so I don't know... Good luck.

HAPPYHANERHOME said...

We just went outside with a flashlight and there are about 5-10earwigs on every plant. Total devastation. I am so glad I don't farm for a living.

Raquel, The Glamorous Life said...

i hate pincher bugs! where the heck do they come from UGH!!!!