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Friday, September 29, 2006

Evil lurking in the garden

There is an evil lurking in some gardens along the coast here in San Diego. For those of you who enjoy the pastime of gardening and appreciate the wonderful variety of plants we have here, and who are finding some disturbing things happening to your citrus and bougainvilla, and perhaps other plants, you might want to read this article on root weevils that appeared in the North County Times recently, if you didn't see it (see photo at left, taken from their article).

Our neighbors called the other day to tell us, and let us know they were going to be spraying with Liquid Sevin which is designed to get rid of these buggers, among other critters. While we haven't actually seen the weevils themselves, based on the description and pic in the article, the damage we are seeing is indicative of their presence. Anyone else having problems? They are supposedly quite prevalent in Encinitas (some areas have been quarantined) and parts of Carlsbad (La Costa for example), as well as other areas.

Gardening here is challenging enough, despite the temperatures and sunshine, with the crummy clay soil, lack of rain, rabbits, and year-round pests. Now there's one more thing to be concerned about! :(


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