[gardeners] cutworm

Byron.Bromley (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Tue, 9 Mar 1999 08:17:14 -0500

One of pet peeves

You have some control by placing collars around larger plants
What about small plants like carrot and beet ?
And you don't have the room for
                          Plant  one for the cutworm
 		            one for the crow
			one to die
			one to grow		    

George has an opportunity to till in the dead of winter, what about
those who have 3 ft of snow on top of the ground and 3 to 4 ft of
frozen ground underneath.

And those that live west of the Mississippi also don't have another
underground bug called wireworm, which is the larva of a Click Beetle
which chews on the small feeder roots of all plants.
The only OG control I have seen on this on is 2 handfulls of wood ash
and 2 handfulls of lime in 5 gal of water to cover 5 sq ft. By the time
you do that you have made you soil more acidic by almost a full pH
point. Enough to kill a lot of veggie plants.

This is where me and OG part company