Cutworms to be Bad this Year! Household items are a Solution!

Often, the best way to prevent cutworms is by applying cutworm collars to your tomato plants made from household items. These cutworm collars can be made by using stiff paper, toilet or paper towel rolls, 2×6″ newspaper collars, milk cartons, aluminum foil or even carefully cut tin cans. These are great organic ways to be rid of cutworms.

The newspaper can be left in your garden to decay so you don’t have to remove it when the season is over and it is good for your soil. Place the cutworm collars firmly in the soil around the base of the tomato plant and make sure the cutworm collars are at least 2 inches high.

This should help prevent cutworms from climbing tomato plants and causing damage to the tomato plants and other susceptible plants in the garden. If you are not sure what to look for, cutworms are mostly a dark gray with a white stip on either side.

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Happy Gardening from Master Gardener Girl!!


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