|Miss Kitty cook'n up some grub for supper.|
So exactly what were we sifting? Maybe harvesting those horseradish roots?
Nope. We were harvesting grubs. Big, plump, thicker-than-my-pinky-finger grubs. I was wondering why my horseradish plants were so pathetic looking so I dug them up to see what was going on under the surface. And I pulled out like six grubs just pulling the two tiny plants.
I put the pathetic horseradish into a planter with some good soil, watered it and put it aside. Then went to digging through the rest of the bed. I found grubs with every single scoop of the shovel. My plan was to put garlic in that bed this Fall and since I didn't really want to encourage any more Japanese Beetles from reaching maturity, I figured I really needed to purge the entire bed of the root-munching pests.
This is why you saw the kitty picture first, because I didn't want to gross anybody out with a grub picture as the first thing you saw when you went onto Blogger:
|Feel free to click on this to enlarge it.|
But if you gag, don't blame me.
Although my chickens refuse to even peck at a hornworm, they absolutely love grubs. Go to town gals!
I did notice a strange thing while digging through the bed; I only saw one earthworm. All that wonderful dirt and only one stinking worm. I wonder if the grubs "chased" the worms away.
I'm going to dig through the bed once more before I plant the garlic because I'm sure that I missed some grubs. And I know the chickens will appreciate my efforts.