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Mar 15, 2012 6:55 PM CST
|Rolls from paper products can be stuffed at one end with newspaper,|
and filled with soil to start seeds in them.
Mar 15, 2012 9:13 PM CST
|Found out how bad cutworms can be for plants already this spring. Grrr. Thanks for the advice and I will definitely use it next season!|
Mar 15, 2012 10:52 PM CST
|Well now, had not thought of that. That is great especially for potting soil. Will do that.|
For plants placed in the garden soil, we use a short thin stick from fallen limbs to place
directly beside a tomato or pepper stem for example. The cutworms
can't wrap all the way around the veggie stem to make the cut.
A paper cup turned upside down with the bottom cut out will keep the birds
from pulling up the corn seedling to get the corn.
Starting seeds in paper rolls is a good tip too. Will try that also.
Mar 16, 2012 4:40 AM CST
|This is one I had not thought about. Good tip, 3G.|
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Mar 18, 2012 4:52 PM CST
|Caroline, I've used toilet paper rolls for years to start seedlings but never thought of rolling up newspaper and stuffing it in the bottom. I usually just press down the soil for the bottom first inch but sometimes it falls out if the soil gets too wet. Your idea should solve the problem! I also use them around tomato seedlings to stop cut worms as well. The whole family saves these things all year long for me!!! Thanks!|