Monday, January 15, 2007

Bugs!

I need some bugs. Venus Fly Trap is hungry.
I thought I could find at least a fruit fly for her. We must have a spider or a moth someplace.
I am hunting for a bug!

5 comments:

Saucy said...

Hello friend. Good luck with that plant. The only thing I know about those is that they shouldn't have tap water, only distilled water. I don't know where you can find a bug in this weather!

Q said...

Hi Saucy,
No bugs outside that is for sure!
I am thinking of getting a few bananas and seeing if I can draw some fruit flies in!
I have been giving Miss Flytrap water from the tea kettle after it has boiled and cooled. Thank you for the reminder!
I was thinking with all the plants inside and now flower bulbs I would need a couple of Venus Flytraps for bug control.
The trials of the indoor gardener!
~Q~

Michael said...

Sis,

Just on Audubon.com. They had some ideas for the upcoming springtime. Thought you and your readers might appreciate the natural suggestions that they offer...

• Kill weeds in driveway cracks with boiling water
• Sprinkle natural grade diatomaceous earth in pest hiding places and entry points
• Sprinkle corn gluten meal on turf grass to inhibit root formation during germination of annual weeds such as dandelions and crabgrass
• Pour boiling water into ant mounds – do early in morning when colony is closer to surface
• To kill weeds over larger areas, cover with black or clear plastic, secure to ground, and leave for 4 to 6 weeks. Resulting elevated temperatures will kill subsurface roots and seeds.

Bro

add-on said...

correction... www.audubon.org

Bro

Q said...

Hello Michael,
Audubon.org is a great resource. Thank you for reminding me of it.
I have gone to the birds of late.
After Backyard Bird count in February I hope to start winter sowing. Right now the deck is full of birds. I think the mini greenhouses would have trouble with birds perching up on them.
Mocking Bird is taking a break from chasing Starlings today. Looks as if I am on bird management again. I read that the Northern Flicker eats ants! Hope they stay around as I always have plenty of ants in the spring and summer.
Happy bird songs to you,
~Q~