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Home Forums Champions’ chat Foraging in dry weather Reply To: Foraging in dry weather

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Hi 5sandown

It is more difficult for hogs when it’s very dry, especially getting access to water. If you are watering grassy areas, they would still have access to earthworms, etc. which is good, but don’t forget that much of their wild food is beetles and caterpillars.

So having woodpiles, earth banks, etc. is good for beetles and of course not using any insecticide or really any chemicals in the garden is a help. Nothing like a nice pile of damp rotting wood and if you are ever creating a new area for planting, upside down turf piled up makes good beetle banks.

Mealworms, as we know are a definite no – having an imbalance of phosphorous and calcium – and particularly bad if there are hoglets around. You definitely don’t want to introduce them. But maybe that suggestion was a typo.

Contrary to popular belief, most hogs don’t eat a huge number of slugs, but those they do eat tend to be the smaller ones, which are apparently the ones that do most damage to plants, so that’s good!

I’m hoping that we will have had some much waited for rain by the time the hoglets appear! Fingers crossed all these hoglets we are all hoping for make an appearance!

Good luck.