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Caterpillar like things on my mint! (pic)

Posted by semaje (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 19, 10 at 20:35

What is this thing? They are eating up all my mint! And what to do about it? Some sort of organic spray? Cause I use the hole plant and would prefer not to ingest chemicals.

Thanks, James

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RE: Caterpillar like things on my mint! (pic)

If they are that big, pick off by hand. No chemicals required.


RE: Caterpillar like things on my mint! (pic)

Army worms...they usually appear in droves so keep a good eye out for them and remove them when you find them. Best time to hunt for them is in the evening hours or very early a.m. The birds like them; you may want to consider tossing them into the bird bath. If not, just drop into a can of soapy water to drown efficiently.

RE: Caterpillar like things on my mint! (pic)

Oh its just that simple? Sounds good to me. Thanks

RE: Caterpillar like things on my mint! (pic)

if you're not a vegetarian:

Banana Worm Bread

1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup sugar
2 bananas, mashed
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts
2 eggs
1/4 cup dry-roasted army worms

RE: Caterpillar like things on my mint! (pic)

Reminds me of a recipe for cricket cookies I saw.

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