I just put in Eggplant transplants (bought from a local nursery) about 3 weeks ago and I noticed holes in the leaves....some of them are fairly large. I looked at the leaves but can't find any obvious bugs. Who's eating the leaves and how do I deal with them?
Also noticed these tiny black bugs on spinach that was planted back in Nov which never took off and were abandoned and have now suddenly started growing heavily. They are on the underside of the spinach leaves and don't come off too easily even upon washing the leaves.
Also found a bunch of short, lumpy type of insect crawling in the soil. Kids call is rolypoly but not sure if that is a real name.
Am new to gardening and slowly finding out that it is not just enough to feed and water.....have to deal with the bugs too. Any recommendations on books that I can read will be appreciated.