Re: Holes in rhizomes
At 06:52 AM 10/6/96 -0500, you wrote:
>Oh, yes, Donald mentioned those million footed creatures, and millions of
>them. Yes!! Ihave found them eating my alfalfa!! I think that's ok, since
>they probably are helping to process it and break it down for humus. They
>are not devouring all of it, but leaving enough for the iris.
>Carolyn Schaffner in Buffalo, Western New York, under clear but not frosty sky
Yes, Carolyn, I do believe you are right. I saw many of these on my irises
shortly after applying alfalfa pellets. They seemed to be munching the
alfalfa rather than the irises. I can't say that I ever caught one of them
red handed biting into the iris rhizomes, but one's imagination runs wild
when irises are being eaten and rotting is taking place.
-Donald (glad to see cooler weather and fewer insects)
North Augusta, South Carolina, USA
On the South Carolina and Georgia Border