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First Fruits and My Critter Remedy
Posted By Crystal Collins On May 12, 2009 @ 10:50 am In Home and Garden | 13 Comments
Our first tomato is growing, and I am so excited about it. Like a kid in a candy store I watch and wait as my garden grows. I’m loving every minute of gardening!
You all gave me such fabulous tips recently on what to do for pests, and I have tried a good bit of them. But none of them have worked as well as this:
My goodness it looks so tacky, but it works! Newspaper or brown paper bags, and then grass clippings on top of that. Keeps the bugs away like a charm! I first got the idea from @CraftyMamaof4 on Twitter. Then 1-2 people mentioned it to me later, including my husband who’s grandparents have gardened for many years. They use brown paper bags and it keeps all the little bugs away. So here is my work in progress. I don’t have everything covered yet, because there are still a few things that need to pop up.
I’ve be doing this for a few days now, and so far my plants haven’t been eaten anymore. My only problem with this method is the ink from the newspaper. No one seems to have mentioned it to me yet, but I worry about the chemicals seaping into the ground and ultimately my plants. But newspaper seems to be a common method for lasagne layering and for keeping the bugs at bay. What is your take on it? I’d love to hear!
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