Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Vegetable Leafminers

I just found out what a vegetable leafminer is...  They sadly seem to be quite prevalent in my garden so I just spent a chunk of time pulling out all the leaves that had been bored and tossing them in my green bin, not my composter. What a leafminer does in this case is eat away the inside of a leaf and lay it's eggs inside (hence why you don't want it in your compost...) I had trace of them in my radish, kale, chard, beets, arugula, and even some of my lambsquarters... I'm just going to keep an eye out for traces of them in the future and dispose immediately as it sounds like the only solution is pesticides or floating row covers.

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