Cutworms and Dipel
I just learned of Dipel this spring and don't have any experience with it. I was interested in it for the worms that live in greens (after feeding one to a guest in her salad last year), but I understand it is also effective as cutworm control.
I planted most of the garden yesterday with many seedlings. I used toothpicks around a lot of them but nontheless lost a tomato seedling overnight (I found the cutworm and fed it to the birds). The spinach I started from seed has had a rough time.
I wonder if dusting the bottoms of the plants with Dipel will help. I'm worried that since a cutworm got through my toothpick barrier in one day, I could lose the whole garden in short order. I know cutworms have been discussed before, but I'm interested in reports of successful organic treatments. Do you have a cutworm success story to relate? What organic control worked for you?