CabbageBluesCan you figure out which pest got each of these poor plants?*




Teeth marks rule out duck.


Hard to tell but this decapitated sunflower woulda been a contender...if some duck (Bonnie!) had not jumped up and snipped off the leaves.

Decapitated sunflower–Bonnie** or bunny?


OK, not technically a varmint but this looks like whitefly to me.

Are insects varmints?  Looks like whitefly.


Your guess is as good as mine.  And not one peach!

Your guess is as good as mine.  And not one peach!



*Cabbages = cabbage moths & butterflies.  They looooove our garden.
**Bonnie is our high-jumping Cayuga duck.



“What’s Wrong With My Vegetable Garden: 100% Organic Solutions for All Your Vegetables, from Artichokes to Zucchini” by David Deardorff & Kathryn Wadsworth; Timber Press; Portland, OR; 2011.

“Carrots Love Tomatoes” by Louise Riotte; Storey Publishing; North Adams, MA; 1975, 1998.


Copyright 2013, Lori Fontanes