Cutworms and bulbs

Rodger Whitlock
Mon, 21 Mar 2016 20:02:54 PDT
On 20 Mar 2016, at 14:59, Jane McGary wrote:

> I wonder if there is a way to destroy cutworms early in the season

There is, but it takes some work: hand picking the caterpillars every evening 
shortly after night falls. Use a good flashlight. At first, you'll miss many of 
these destructive critters but rapidly you will learn to pick out cutworms in 
your field of vision, even the tiny ones no thicker than pencil lead.

Drop the worms into a tub of soapy water and flush them down the toilet at the 
end of the evening.
Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Z. 7-8, cool Mediterranean climate

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