June Garden Tip

June Garden Tip

The Jerusalem Cricket, Stenopelmatus fuscus, an arthropod, stays in the soil by day and wanders at night. This lovely insect eats earthworms, aphids, and beetle larvae. Do not kill this good bug, but be aware that it does bite. Go on a bug hunt to see what’s in your garden. Friend or foe? Here are two easily understandable books that can help you identify your insects and give you organic advice on what to do to eradicate them; Shepard’s Purse by Pest Publications and Pests, Rodale Organic Gardening Basics.

Happy gardening!

Diane Dovholuk
Master Gardener
The Garden at Wente Vineyards