Cedar Mulch and Insects

archerb(8)February 3, 2009

Back in the old days, cedar chests were used to store clothes in, especially wool clothing because it repelled moths. One of the biggest pests to a tomato garden is caterpillars, which are basically baby moths.

Will cedar mulch around my tomato plants repel moths, and thus caterpillars like the tomato horn worm?

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rj_hythloday(8A VA)

I had cedar chips in my garden last year and had quite a few bugs as well. YMMV.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2009 at 4:14PM
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archerb(8)

re, RJ:

Yeah, but imagine how many bugs you would have had if you had regular mulch! :-)

Of course, I'm kidding. Thanx. I'll probably stick with the cedar anyway as it cheap at our local HD.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2009 at 4:57PM
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