Worm Hole: Help! Caterpillars Are Eating My Plants

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Worm Hole: Help! Caterpillars Are Eating My Plants




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  • anonymous
    The biggest problem I have had is tomatoes "splitting". This is caused by the insides growing faster than the skin. Keep your plants evenly moist/watered. If they the soil dries out and all of a sudden they get too much water when you try to alleviate the problem the insides will grow and the skin can't "catch up"...just FYI
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  • anonymous
    My tomatoes that are in containers and have sterilized have a black blight. Any reason?
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  • anonymous
    my leaves turn brown
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  • Karen Smith Moore
    Neighbors feed the birds and squirrels whole peanuts, seed and corn on the cob. The squirrels are now invading my yard. They have destroyed my vegetable garden and flower boxes. We even caught one eating our cedar deck! They have chewed up our grill cover, chewed through some cording for lighting. The birds route through my containers with their beaks. Not to mention bird poop every where. My black roof looks like terrible with all the bird poop everywhere. We had a bird expert come out and he stated that if they do not quit feeding the birds (specifically pigeons) we could have over 440 pigeons in the area by the end of next month. Us and the surrounding neighbors have asked them to stop feeding for just a while so everyone can get this under control. They responded by putting up an 8' privacy fence. I am beyond angry at this point.
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  • Gerry Stabosz
    Mix hot red pepper into the bird seeds. Once the squirrels get it on their paws and try to lick it off, they get the burn and don't return. The red pepper doesn't bother the birds at all.
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  • anonymous
    Squirrels in the bird feeder? If feeder is on a pole, has a roof or shell on top, just apply Vaseline. Then you can have a bit of comedy as you watch them slide off until they just give up - which they do!
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  • anonymous
    To keep squirrels out of my plants I use plastic forks with the handles stuck in the soil surrounding the plant. This method keeps them away without harming them.
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  • anonymous
    Saturate cotton balls with Peppermint oil and place around plants - squirrels don't like the smell and will also keep mice away. Make sure you use oil and not extract.
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  • Joe Mullinax
    This picture is OK but really not a good house for a blue bird. They like them better protected. http://www.joyonadime.com/2013/02/bluebird-homes.html. The above link goes to blue bird homes that have nesting birds that remain year round.
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