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Finally got the Bt out. It will take them eating a plant to make it work though, so I still lost a few corn and beans over the last 2 days.

But I'm hopeful!
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*sends luck*

I remember someone suggesting telling the worms that some plants are for them (and telling them which ones), and that you need the rest for your family, and then asking the worms to leave those alone.

Might work! But I think I would also put some hope on the BT.

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Heck, I'll try it Firle! Obviously, I have so many of these guys from overwintering in the soil. They must have been eating the weeds that grew out there for years. If I could convince the cutworms to eat the weed seedlings, I could REALLY have it made! I'm going to work on this...my trained weeding minions...
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Firle, I think that was Queeny who suggested that..and heck, it can't hurt to try it!

So far, we've been lucky..no cutworm damage. Keeping my fingers crossed!!!!!

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 :angry:

I thought I had won. Or at least thought we were calling a truce. But I put in 3 pepper transplants. The next morning, I wondered if I should have put aluminum foil around the base. Yup...lost 2 of them that first night!!!
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How annoying!

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Well, that just bites, Texas!! No pun intended!

There has to be an easier way to deal with these than the nasty chemical stuff. DH just bought some kind of chemical to keep them out of our garden...some kind of dust (not the Sevin ..or however it's spelled). I don't like the idea of the chemical crap on my plants, but it's too late now! He's already dusted the garden.

I hope you can figure something out before they end up destroying any more plants!

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Saijen, it might be Dipel dust. That's actually organic (it's the name brand of Bt). It's still a weirdo chemical, but it has no residual after a few days. Even non-organic producers usually use it against the worms because it is so effective...if you get it put down in the right places at the right time!
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No..this stuff is called Eight, by Bonide. It kills a host of different insects, and can be used on flowers as well as vegetables.

http://www.bestnest.com/bestnest/RTProduct.asp?SKU=BOP-443

DH got it in a bag, though, and not a jug like the one pictured in the link.

It's most likely similar to Sevin dust, with maybe a wider kill range, as far as what all it kills.

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