This cool little tree frog is hunting for insects in the Swiss chard out in the garden. Each evening I can hear their cool little songs. No idea how many insects one of these can eat during the course of a week, but I’m glad to have him around.
We weren’t in the garden for about 4 days and I missed the signs of horn worms until they had done some serious damage. We went through our plants and plucked off any horn worm caterpillars we spotted. They’re in a canned chicken can on top of a 2 gallon bucket in the picture below.
After removing all of them we were able to see I mixed up a batch of BT and sprayed all the plants. The next day I went out and found ones that we had missed dead and hanging from plants.
We had a bad infestation of flea beetles on our eggplants. Here is a short video on how we tried daswn dish soap with water, neem oil and then finally Sevin dust to kil them.
The house wrens that our nesting right out our back door are eating a lot of insects out of the garden.