So I battle with the slugs for days and days... I start winning this battle, and it consumes my time. Then this afternoon, I decide I'm going to pull one of my turnips as its looking rather delicious, and the purple top is really showing.
I see something has burrowed a hole in the side of my turnip. I cut it open with my knife and find a little tiny white worm wiggling around. I'll post pics later...
I google it... sounds like it root maggot.
The slugs I could see, and I learned there pattern of destruction. These little worms, are beneath my soil.... Can I just stick two steel prods deep in the ground, and connect a few 12 volt car batteries to them and destroy them all?
Why are they attacking my garden only? my neighbour is on vacation as has no problems at all. I'm starting to think they plan the attacks to annoy me... damn insects!
I pulled a rutabaga also... same thing. And yes it was next to the turnips.
So how do I kill these pests? Electricity? Fire? Ice? Please tell me there is a chemical I can buy (legally) that melts, and makes them scream in agony!
Next year, I think I'm just going to build a sealed greenhouse over the entire backyard.
Vegetable gardens are rare in my community... black spruce trees are in a huge abundance.... you would think they would go reproduce on those instead of my vegetables. Nope got to find those itty bitty turnips and lay eggs all over them instead!
Does BT work on them? That I can get here. THAT I HAVE... JUST IN CASE. Or is the fact that they are already burrowing a waste of time.
Open for advice... again! Where is nature when you need her? Why can't she unleash the natural predators of these pests into my garden.