Who knew there is more to gardening than sticking a plant into “well amended” soil, taking a pretty picture and forgetting it till time to harvest. Reality is, the garden maintains its good looks for about 2 minutes before all the daily maintenance sets in: watering, weeding, bug juice, et.al. Ugh.
Ahhhhh...the bliss of country living.
So I started squshing those nasty little worms. YUCK. Bug juice.
As a precaution, I ordered an organic remedy known as bacillus thuringiensis (“BT” for short). Or call it a caterpillar killer!
"kills worms and caterpillar stage insects but has no effect on birds, earthworms or beneficial insects such as honeybees and ladybugs when used as directed."
It has to be ingested to kill the insect...not just "killed by association" of being around the stuff. I'm hopeful squshing will have taken care of the problem, but the bases are covered...just in case. And I can tell you first hand...bug juice is gross.