This year has been my first year at attempting to grow vegetables, tomatoes and herbs. All in all it has been pretty successful. Apart from finding big fat furry caterpillars when I pulled up my cauliflowers - they were absolutely everywhere in the soil, on top of the soil. It's obvious that they have been feeding off the leaves because they are peppered with holes. Am sure that these will just die off or become butterflies but can they lay eggs that will infest my nutrient rich compost? And I have also discovered some "grubs" in my soil, will these die off during the winter months? And one last question, I have a compost bin that will be ripe for using next Spring but obviously will be full of worms etc. How do I use this compost without worrying about my crops being munched through? Please be kind to a novice, these questions may seem easy to answer to those experts out there but not to me!
- 15 Aug, 2009
grow your own