Any ideas for these?

While digging my plot up for my garden I have tons of these every time I shovel I keep coming up with these, can I still use this area for my garden?
q can anyone tell me what these are
  9 answers
  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Apr 10, 2018
    Hi Leona, I used the google image search feature to help with this since I had never seen one before. Their best guess is that it's a waxworm. See if this description matches what you are seeing.
    Wishing you the best.

  • Deanna Nassar Deanna Nassar on Apr 10, 2018
    They appear to be the larval stage of an insect; hundreds of them on Google. Check if your local university has an entomology teacher/program or send photos to an entomologist.
    Otherwise they may make excellent fish bait.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Apr 10, 2018
    Wow, that is some dig. Look at the ends and you can see they are living worms in the soil.

  • Kat Kat on Apr 10, 2018
    Are there any weeds where you are digging? I ask because I have an extremely annoying weed that gets in my flower beds and their root looks like this. Are those hard like a turnip or soft like something live? Break one open

  • Kat Kat on Apr 10, 2018
    Because of your location proximity to me, I believe that is the roots of the same annoying weed I am constantly pulling from my flowerbeds

  • Jan Clark Jan Clark on Apr 10, 2018
    Difficult to ID since there's not a physical reference for size, but I'd say some form of coleoptera beetle larvae. There are hundreds of varieties that lay their eggs everywhere from in the ground to in the trees. If you get a lot of beetles this year, then you'll be able to identify it from the adult.

  • Umma Umma on Apr 10, 2018
    They are being raised to eat plastic bags, etc.

  • Garnet Julep Garnet Julep on Apr 10, 2018
     Florida Betony Florida betony (Stachys floridana) (also called rattlesnake weed and hedge nettle) is a problem weed in both turfgrasses and ornamentals. With the species name floridana, Florida betony is considered by many to be a native invader (Figure 1) that escaped its Florida borders in the 1940s and 1950s to become a problem weed from North Carolina south to Texas. We are not 100 percent certain of the origin of this plant

  • Lina Splichal Lina Splichal on Apr 10, 2018
    I would call the County Extension Agent for identification. They look like grubs to me, but I am no expert. Depending on what they are, you might be able to get rid of them easily (I would plant a few spearmint plants). You can also give the CEA a sample of your soil to see if it is viable for a garden or what it needs to be good for a garden.

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    • Lina Splichal Lina Splichal on Apr 13, 2018
      You look up your County Extension Agent by State and County. Taken from your name and location, your state is Florida, your County is Volusia and the contact would be Dennis Mudge. Check for phone numbers or email