Sunday, January 16, 2011

what the heck are these????

Dear gardeners,

It's true... I had hoped I would have a perfectly pest free vegetable garden. But it seems my dream of pest free gardening is not going to happen. Just weeks in and there are thousands, no - millions, of tiny white wormy critters on my carrot and chard plants, surrounding soil, and soaker hose.

I have been googling, and searching throughout all my gardening books and magazines to identify it, but cannot be sure. Might take a sample to Bunnings tomorrow morning. Oh, I am consumed with worried thoughts and imagine myself going for my morning stroll by the beds tomorrow to find they have chomped on all of my seedlings!!!

Have you seen these before in your garden? If so, what did you do to get rid of them, or are they beneficial?



  1. I've never seen anything like it... but they do look pesky :( Taking a sample into a nursery is the way to go. Good luck, I hope they go away soon!! =)

    P.S. I've been following you for a while now on google reader... Love your blog. I'm loving the gardening posts!!

  2. HMMM they are new Ive never seen anything like it. You could email a photo in to Gardening Australia or ring up the Gardeining program they have on the radio. Another idea might be to ring the Botanical gardens and talk to a Horticulturalist because it may well be a new pest that they need to know about. Good Luck and let us know what you find out. I know how you feel my large juicy peaches are invested with black bugs and my plums are voraciously eaten by Harliquins as soon as they ripen sigh!