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Help many legged centipede type worm eating my garlic

Gardening Reference » Gardening in 2004
by ruby101 on May 01, 2004 01:16 AM
I have grown garlic for a few years and find myself not knowing what this pest is and why it has shown up. I suspect horse manure part of the problem but I'm unsure. Also I do not use any chemicals in my garden. It is chewing straight into my garlic and its not in all of the garlic. I always thought garlic was a pest repellent. sheesh. Any ideas?
by Jiffymouse on May 01, 2004 04:34 AM
hey ruby, you'll get some responses soon, i am sure, i just don't have any answers [dunno]
by Buglady on May 05, 2004 08:32 PM
Without seeing it from your description I cannot tell what it is. But if its in the soil I would use beneficial nematodes to control it. Beneficial nematodes can usually control most any pest in the soil and they are allowed to be used in organic production according to the USDA organic standards.

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