Sunday, July 21, 2013

Fresh Crop

This is what I found this afternoon on my Blueberry plants. A fresh crop of baby grasshoppers must have just hatched! Ugh! In case you didn't know, grasshoppers are bad for gardeners. They eat flowers and leaves and I hate them! I squished a few and mixed up some water & dish soap and sprayed them all. I hope that I killed most of them. But I had never seen so many little ones together like that. Ugh!


  1. They usually emerge from ootheca (egg mass) in the soil. The ootheca usually has a lot of eggs. Keep an eye on the area where you saw the hoppers as there might be more. Baldo