View Full Version : Oh, slugs and caterpillars why do you eat my garden?

07-22-2010, 05:52 PM

So I was thinking this as I watered my plants the other day. I stumbled across this.....

Sahih Bukhari Volume 8, Book 73, Number 41:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:

The Prophet said, "If any Muslim plants any plant and a human being or an animal eats of it, he will be rewarded as if he had given that much in charity."
and it made me reconsider my thoughts.

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07-22-2010, 06:47 PM
I will try to think of our slugs and caterpillars in such charitable way, Orchid ... but it won't be easy!

I usually go out after rainfall and gather up the snails to take them out into some field.
Once the plants have grown to full maturity I don't find the thought of slugs, snails and caterpillars taking a little nibble so bad ... but I HATE it when I plant baby plants in the spring and the next morning they have completely vanished!! :mmokay:

07-22-2010, 07:15 PM
All of our parsley is gone to caterpillars. imsad I took them off and relocated them, and a few days later there was a whole new batch of them, so I relocated them again and a week later a whole new batch. By the third time the parsley was completely gone.

SilverOrchid, that is such a nice sentiment! It is a shame I don't have 3 batches of beautiful butterflies flitting around after having eaten their fill. :statisfie

I often have a similar thought when I weed my garden. We get the most horrid of burrs here, several varieties, and some are like thumtacks, and when I weed and the burrs stick in my fingers then I thank God for the burrs in my fingers, because every burr in my finger is one less in the garden.

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