In the edible garden especially you will come across organisms that you can’t help but categorise as good or bad based on their affect on your main goal, eating home grown produce.
Very human of me but please hear me out. I also try not to spray insecticides/fungicides and prefer to let GoodCritters (and me squishing caterpillars and snails when I see them) do their thing to create a equilibrium. Another really good pest management technique is to eat the edibles before they do!
So, what gets you into the BadCritters club?
In my very simplistic groupings they are either:
- eating my edibles – gets you into my BadCritters club 😡
- composting – gets you into my GoodCritters club🙂
- pollinating my edibles 🙂
- eating the eaters 🙂
- fixing nitrogen or allowing the uptake of nutrients
My favourite GoodCritters are the ladybird and the bee and I will be posting about them first.
You can read about the rest here.