Saturday, February 04, 2012

The Early Grasshopper Catches the Radish

Garden seeds came in the mail today, and, because the ground is bare and workable, I raked some damp soil loose and planted beets and radishes. That's where I found this guy.

This is shockingly early for little grasshoppers here. He was not only hatched and growing, but warm-blooded, quick, and hard to photograph. I foresee a good year for garden pests (but not for gardeners).


Marvin said...

Yeah, I've been wondering (fearing) what effect this mild winter was going to have on the garden pest population. I think I know the answer.

Rebecca Clayton said...

If we have a late hard freeze to kill the bugs, it's bound to be hard on the fruit trees. Gardening's not for sissies.