Sunday, April 22, 2012

Something Is Eating My Silverbeet

Something is eating my silver beet
It really is quite strange
Something is eating my silver beet
I fear it has the mange

It was growing there quite nicely
Though the leaves were kind of stunted
Then overnight the holes appeared
And my silver beet was munted

So I dusted it with deris dust
Even though this is a sin
A few days later I looked again
I could see where they had bin

Little green crawly critters
Underneath the leaf
These stealthy crawly caterpillar's
Were giving the plant some grief

I removed some great big fat ones
And others that were small
I'm hoping my lovely silver beet
Will recover from them all.


  1. Fun poem. And thanks for participating in last week's Limerick-Off. I hope you'll be a frequent participant!

  2. Thanks so much for your comments and yes I will be back to join in the limerick-off it's such a fun thing to do, although I have to say I had limericks in my head all night after reading those fabulous limericks. I particularly like the rhythm of limericks.

  3. I have to admit they can be very addictive. :)

    You're always welcome to participate! Thanks!