|Pupa of 'Large Yellow Underwing Moth'|
Besides the garlic and strawberry beds this was the only raised bed not covered with black plastic since the fall of 2014. I have had a problem with climbing cutworms, millipedes and slugs for the past 4 years and decided to leave the garden fallow for a year. I was planning on putting a few chickens in the garden enclosure to organically clean up the soil but that just has not happened yet. This revelation has put plans for chickens on the front burner again!
For more information and photos of the Climbing Cutworm, check out Linda Gilkesons' December 8, 2014 Gardening Newsletter http://www.lindagilkeson.ca/gardening-pdf/Winter%20Gardening%202014%20-%20Dec%208.pdf
Till next time... Happy gardening!
Photo by Sally Rae