Re: [gardeners] Seeds

Margaret Lauterbach (
Fri, 16 Jan 1998 08:04:18 -0700

At 06:52 AM 1/16/98, you wrote:
>Didn't save the post with the name of the thighs. Remind me and I'll order
>a packet. Still bet the squash borers get them though. I ordered some
>killer nematodes too, gotta get some of these grubs dead. No problem with
>cabbage worms this year so far. Between picking them off and spraying with
>bt we must be getting them.
I received the March edition of Kitchen Garden magazine yesterday, and a
photo of 'Lacinato' Kale (which I hadn't heard of before) shows a vial
upside down on a stick, balanced over the kale.  Caption says the "cotton
ball in the vial is soaked with camphor oil to repel cabbage looper moths."
 The stick must be anchored in the ground at an angle, so the other end is
slightly angled, but centered over the plant.  Hmmm.  I wonder if it even
protects the outer leaves.  Camphor is strong-smelling stuff.  My Dad used
to lard his hands with Camphor Ice just before he sat down at the table for
dinner.  Everything tasted like camphor ice, which may have been a
blessing, considering some of my Mom's cooking...Margaret