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July 27, 2013

Gardener’s almanac (July 27)

Caterpillars on the munch — Caterpillars are munching away on all kinds of plants, including ornamental sunflowers, echinacea and ornamental sweet potatoes, extension agent Bob Neier says. You can pick them off, or clip off a spot where they have eaten, but if they are devastating a plant, you can use the organic spinosad to kill them. Of course, if you have a good butterfly food source, you may well want to let it munch, for the sake of a future butterfly.

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