That little green thing toward the top of the photo is a broccoli worm (not a scientific name). I find the little guys to be rather cute, and I don’t mind picking them off my pesticide-free broccoli. Rather than killing them, I just toss them in the compost bucket. Sometimes they crawl out and we find them wandering around on the kitchen counter, to my great delight and my hubby’s everlasting annoyance. Given the rather tiny size of the worms in one of our recent local broccoli purchases, I may have strayed a bit from being 100% vegetarian over the last week.