Dill

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by lonelyfarmgirl, Jul 3, 2006.

  1. lonelyfarmgirl

    lonelyfarmgirl Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I have grown dill for my first time and it was doing good. One day I came to cheak on it and all my leaves were gone besides a quarter sized bunch of leaves. Nobody could have cut them off. What happened? This is LFG's daughter.I am 10. Thanks
     
  2. Cyngbaeld

    Cyngbaeld In Remembrance Supporter

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    I can only guess, since I cannot see your garden. But I would think it was deer or chickens or turkeys or grasshoppers or goats! I expect 'something' thought the leaves were pretty tasty.
     

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    Dillerpillars! Sorry, swallowtail butterfly caterpillars - they love dill so much we call them dillerpillars.
     
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    Cindy in NY Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Monarch butterfly caterpillars also love dill. I have a lot growing so there's enough for all!
     
  5. lonelyfarmgirl

    lonelyfarmgirl Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I'll tell her. I told her it was probably a rabbit, but she din't buy it, because she has moss roses planted in the same bed, and they were unaffected. The dill stem was practically stripped bare. thanks
     
  6. lonelyfarmgirl

    lonelyfarmgirl Well-Known Member Supporter

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    -If a caterpillar is eatting my diil, how can I prevent them from eatting my dill?thanks. This is the daugther :help:
     
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    Pick them off when you see them. I would believe that the butterfly would have laid it's eggs on the "host" plant so that the babies would have something to eat when they were born.
     
  8. lonelyfarmgirl

    lonelyfarmgirl Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I saw some flys on the stem of my dill, will they eat my plant? Thanks :shrug: lfgs daughter