Wireworms

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by Abouttime, May 12, 2006.

  1. Abouttime

    Abouttime Well-Known Member

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    My garden has been identified as having wireworms. This is the first garden on this property for many years, perhaps ever. The majority was formerly sod. As I have already planted, other than the previous suggestions of a "trap" crop, is there anything else I can do to minimize damage?
    Thanks
     
  2. susanne

    susanne Nubian dairy goat breeder

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    if you have problems with wire worms put carton colars around your seedlings.
    loosen the soil often around your plants. put potato halfs in the ground and control often to catch the wire worms. if you have chicken you can let them in the veggie garden in fall. don't mulch heavily the first two years after digging grassland under.
     

  3. mama2littleman

    mama2littleman El Paso

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    I found a great organic pesticide you may want to try ...

    http://store.diatectresults.com/index.html

    It's DE with Pyrethrins. It has worked really well for me this year. I don't know if it works on wire worms, but you can check it out.

    Nikki
     
  4. Abouttime

    Abouttime Well-Known Member

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    Thanks to both of you-having dug every shovel full of dirt for the raised beds, I shudder to think of losing most of it.