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by DaisyM on June 23, 2005 02:11 PM
I looked at my 3 ft perenial and the whole top is cut like someone clipped it with the scissor's. I few bean plants are gone as well. I take it that climbing cut worms did this. I've heard that they peak every 3 years. Three years ago, I had such a bad infestation, that when I went out at night with a flashlight, it was like a nightmare. That year they cut my garden down like someone went over it with a lawnmower. The last 2 years haven't been that bad, but I'm beginning to wonder about this year? Is there anything natural one can do, to deter the ones who cut from the bottom as well as the climbers. If I dig into the soil, I usually find the culpirt sitting right in the soil, around the plant they've damaged. The other solution I've found that works is going out after midnight with a flashlight and removing them. This is the time of night they are on the plants doing their dirty work. This is hard to do when there's alot of them and a little scarey too, when it's so dark outside.
by princessazlea on June 23, 2005 06:01 PM
Hi DaisyM
I have found a link for you.
go to www.ehow.com
then home&garden
Type in cutworms
it will give you some information on how to control then!
Hope this helps you. [wayey]

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by DaisyM on June 23, 2005 10:51 PM
Thanks princessazlea (such a pretty name) Thanks for the link, I'll check it out.
by DaisyM on June 23, 2005 11:09 PM
Checked it out, and they said to apply nematodes. Aren't these a type of round worm or maggots? Where do you get them? What do nematodes eat? I'm confused, just what kind of nematode are they talking about?
by princessazlea on June 24, 2005 12:07 AM
DaisyM
nematodes are microscopic worms.
Have a look at this web site for information and what you can purchase.
www.arbico-organics.com

or go to the top of the page where is says google and type in nematodes. [wayey]

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