Garden pests: 2. Me: 0.
Will you look at that??
It's supposed to look like this:
That's a bed in another part of the yard.
Aren't they pretty?
They need to be thinned, but I have a really hard time plucking out perfectly healthy plants, since I have a really hard time getting anything to survive seedlinghood anyway!
It's tragic. The garden pests wiped out my biggest radish and spinach bed!
I've yet to catch them in the act, so I don't know if it's slugs or ants. If it's slugs (which are famous for attacking this particular bed), I would hand-pick them out if they'd ever show their slimy faces! I've heard about beer traps, but who wants to let the slugs party at our expense? All you can eat and drink?
What if I'm giving 'em a bad rap and it's really ants? I know better than to try to beat those guys; they're united and indefatigable.
I'm not quite ready to whip out the heavy pesticides, but organic (i.e. do nothing) just ain't workin'.
The Bleeding Hearts next to my radishes are kind pretty apropos.
How do you keep the pests at bay?