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Two days ago, our Snake beans were right as rain. I went out this morning and they were full of holes!
The culprit? These little green looper caterpillars. I don’t know their real name, I’ve heard many, usually associated with swearing.
I’m lucky that the crop is young, so I can get on top of it with the time honoured ‘squishy-squishy’ method of thumb and forefinger.
As the beans are in the aquaponics, I can’t use any other method. Poisons and pesticides are right out. I may try a sprinkle of diatomecious earth. Maybe that will irritate the buggers!
When does a bug become a pest?