Delila Jahn-Thue wrote:The belief that if I get the soil right the pests will leave my plants alone leaves me scratching my head and continuing to search for the holy grail of soil health.
G Freden wrote:Preliminary testing (aka I tried it out this year) has shown that some ducks quite like cabbage caterpillars and will self harvest if allowed. This summer my four ducks were allowed in the veg patch under supervision, and also did a good job cleaning up slugs and snails on the empty plot last winter resulting in less damage from those this season. The ducks didn't seem to go much for the green caterpillars, mainly the black and yellow ones--a camouflage/eyesight issue maybe?
Skandi Rogers wrote:
That's really interesting I assumed the black/yellow ones were poisonous or at least bad tasting.