Any ideas what are these worms on my lettuce are and how I can get rid of them while still being able to eat the lettuce?
Last year I had planted a bunch of lettuce of different varieties in the garden and all of them were decimated by something that ate them off at the base, leaving the leaves to wilt and die.
This year, I thought I'd be smart and put them in pots up on the deck, but now there's some other bug eating them!
They are planted in fresh potting soil and mulched with aspen shavings to keep their leaves out of the dirt.
Photo of the culprit:
Photos of the culprits damage: