How to Thin Vegetable Crops With Before and After Photos
crushed egg shells act like sharp razors to bugs and grubs...same as the D. earth and it does not need reapplying each time you water or it rains...
In the article: Thinning & Cutworms How to Thin Vegetable Crops With Before and After Photos By Celeste Longacre She does not say the purpose of applying crushed egg shells to plants that have cutworm damage. What does this measure do for the plants?
What happens to my tomato plants? They get brown spots near the bottom of the plant, then the leaves drop off. Then it will go up the plants with the spots.
Hi D. Broadway,
It looks to me like your plants get the blight. This disease lives in the soil and re-infects the plants from year to year. I have heard that the reason is lack of potassium. Apparently, once the plants begin to set fruit, they need extra potassium. I give mine a foliar spray very early in the morning every five days. If they don't get extra potassium at this time, the plants will take it out of their own leaves, making them susceptible to disease.
I have a problem with my Hollyhock's, for the last two years some kind of bug has been on them, eating them up..It looks like a yellow fungus or such on the leaves, then they basically dry up.I thought it was cutworms, but I guess not? Any advice? I really love my Hollyhocks and they are beautiful til the 'attack'!..thank you!
Plants seem to have affinities to certain people and not to others. I can't grow hollyhocks to save my life! I have tried time after time & something bad always happens to them... So, I'm not sure what your problem is. However, it is definitely not cutworms...
I don't have any experience with this particular bug. Go to a local nursery and ask the folks there.
I use the tube from paper towels or toilet tissue cardboard tubes. Just cut them into 2" to 2 1/2" pieces, place the plant through the tube and press it into the soil. Works great.