Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Why My Parsley Isn't Thriving


I am harboring guests in my herb bed and they seem to just luuuuurv parsley - well, that is now that they've eaten all of my dill and have done some snackage on my morning glory and moonflower vines as well. What to do? Methinks that when these guys get big enough they'll take a little nap for a few days and emerge black swallowtail butterflies. I'm cool with that. So when they're sated and napping, I'll just plant more parsley. In the interim, if I need more, I'll just buy it at the store - it's only 49 cents a bunch.

6 comments:

Natalia said...

Awwww...so cute.

-N

Loving Annie said...

Yeah, I'm into butterflies myself, so I'd cute the caterpillars some slack too !

drsharna said...

Holy caterpillars, Batman! They're twice as big today. Good thing I bought more parsley at the store today because they've almost wiped it out. I'll just dole some out every day so they have something in their bellies - kind of like I do with the dogs, haha.

Jessucka said...

That is so very cute. Poor parsley, lucky catepillars. I hear spraying plants with sudsy water is a non lethal way to keep the pests off the plants you don't want them to eat.

Lavender said...

The Swallowtails are some of my fave butterflys - lucky you to be thier nursery!

Slick said...

You are such a forgiving person. I like that.

Want to borrow my BB gun?