DISASTER IN THE GREENHOUSE

I have a big grapevine in the greenhouse and it looked very promising for a long time, I never had so many big bunches of grapes as this year. But ofcourse they need time to ripen. Now that they all finally ripe and ready to eat they are attacted by hundreds of wasps eating away all my lovely grapes !! It is just dangerous entering the greenhouse at the moment. The also eat away the bell peppers and the tomatoes, not as bad as the grapes, but they are damaged too. The only veg they didn’t attack are the hot chilli peppers.

It is a problem many fruit growers have at the moment over here in Europe, they are everywhere where there is lovely sweet juicy fruit. A disaster for the professional fruit growers, more than for me ofcourse. But there is not much you can do apparently. I looked it up on the net.

THIS IS HOW THE GRAPES LOOK AT THE MOMENT, YOU CAN SEE THE WASPS SITTING ON THEM. THEY JUST SUCKED ALL THE JUICE OUT. (the picture is bad but I had to get out fast !!)

Well I suppose there are worse things in life, but it is such a waste of good fruit.

Have a great week you all and keep safe !

8 Replies to “DISASTER IN THE GREENHOUSE”

    1. Not for wasps apparently, I place wasp traps and in a few hours they are full but they keep comming in. I have to wait until the first frost and then they will all die. Then I can look for the nest and kill the queen who doesn’t die.

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    1. It is frustrating, yes. This year has been difficult with slugs, birds and now the wasps. I don’t want to use poison. We can call the firebrigade to kill the wasps but they use poison too. The bees have produced a lot of honey this year according to the beekeepers but I don’t think they can handle wasps ?

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    1. It is awful, I had hoped to give part of the grapes to family, friends and neighbours. It is very difficult to keep animals and insects away from the fruit and vedge in the garden. And I don’t like to use poison to keep them away.

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    1. Rotten is the right word, every grape they bite in rots, so in the end the whole bunch is rotten. I don’t mind it animals eat a bit of my crop, but this crop is just destroyed. And I would have loved to give away grapes to family,friends and neighbours.

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