The enchantment with roly-polies is over ! DONE!
Let the sow-bugging begin!
How could something so cute, EAT so much?
They just don’t nibble on the leaves like snails… OH NO….
They chomp the plant off at the stem, right where it meets the ground .
And they LOVE cucumbers and beans. LOVE them!
When I was removing a few snails last week, I looked right past the cute little roly-polies crawling around my garden, but not any more! What a fool I was!
They are also called SOW BUGS.
This unattractive name fits them better!
They eat like a stuffed pig!
So, this morning I was “sow-buggin in the garden”.
I suppose that will be the theme of early mornings now- “sowbuggin”
Dirty rascals. …. and I was worried about bunnies… HA!
I think that they came in on the mulch and love it in there!
Where’s Donna? Out sow-buggin in the garden.
Common Name: Sowbugs, pillbugsHabitat, Food Source(s), Damage: Mouthparts are for chewing and rasping. Sowbugs and pillbugs spend bright daylight hours in damp dark habitats such as underneath stones, logs, leaf litter and other debris. At night they venture out and feed on decomposing organic material, including mulch and grass clippings. They will feed on the tender foliage, stems and roots of young garden vegetable transplants, seedlings and bedding plants. They also rasp the outer skin of cucumbers laying on the ground in gardens, causing fruit to be deformed and blemished.
Pest Status: Mainly a nuisance, particularly when they venture indoors; capable of feeding on tender plant tissue and occasionally causing considerable damage to garden transplants and seedlings; medically harmless.