At least pesticide only kills you slowly…

23 Feb

I was serving Little D his grapes earlier this week, when I found this!

A little desiccated from being in the fridge, but unmistakably a red-back spider in my bunch of (organic) crimson grapes.


I let my supplier know, and their response was “At least you know it wasn’t sprayed!”

That I do.

But a little spray mightn’t have gone astray. How about some “only kills poisonous creatures” stuff?

Now I’m sure I’ll get over it, but if I find any blue-ringed octopi in my seafood or taipans in my tomatoes then I might need to put my foot down.

(but not near the tomatoes).

5 Responses to “At least pesticide only kills you slowly…”

  1. Sandy Lim February 23, 2012 at 4:46 pm #

    WOW! That’s scary. I guess that’s how we came to spraying our food. :O

  2. Gardenglut February 23, 2012 at 7:51 pm #

    Jackie French in one book talked about how red-bellied black snakes enjoyed sleeping in her strawberry patch!

    • L from 500m2 in Sydney February 23, 2012 at 11:29 pm #

      Oh dear. My 2 year old would be in serious trouble – he almost lives in the strawberry patch 🙂

  3. Liz February 23, 2012 at 9:47 pm #

    When I was in London I sure I heard stories about tarantulas coming into the UK with the bananas. Personally I prefer produce without spiders on it. I wouldn’t have thought a bunch of grapes was a normal hiding place for a redback?

    • L from 500m2 in Sydney February 23, 2012 at 11:31 pm #

      Weird, huh! I wouldn’t have expected it either. I used to find them until old bits of metal in the yard as a kid – they seem to like shelter. I would have thought that the grapes would be too exposed for them.

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