A novice vegetable gardener introduces the growth of vegetables, trips, and foods from Osaka, Japan.
May 22, 2011
Bad bugs and Good bugs
As I found holes on my vegetable leaves have been increasing, I have to pay more attention to bad bugs like young worms of cabbage butterflies shown below and have to stick to my " F.P.K" method to ward them off. Today I found 3 young worms on my cucumbers so I smashed them to death. Oh,,,,sorry for poor bugs.
While many bad bugs are found, I'm very happy to see good bugs or beneficial bugs like a black and yellow ladybug (Propylea japonica) who feed aphids. The bug may give me hope for less usage of pesticide.