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Plant Requirements for a Open Pollinated / Heirloom Vegetable Garden

Basic Open Pollinated / Heirloom Vegetable Garden Plant Requirements

Anyone interested in Open Pollinated / Heirloom Vegetable gardening has one question in mind when choosing a new plant:
Will it thrive in my heirloom vegetable garden?
Garden Plant Requirements

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Cutworms in the Heirloom / Open Pollinated Vegetable Garden

Cutworm - St. Clare Heirloom Seeds

Cutworms in the   Heirloom / Open Pollinated Vegetable Garden

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Cutworms are moth larvae that hide under the soil during the day, coming out in the dark to feed on plants. Cutworms typically attack the first part of the plant they encounter, namely the stem, often of a seedling, and cuts it down by eating thru it; hence the name cutworm. – St. Clare Heirloom Seeds

Cutworms are the larvae, or young, of stout, dull-colored moths (millers) that fly at night. The different species attack Heirloom / Open Pollinated vegetable plants in different ways. The most conspicuous( and frustrating!) damage is done by the cutworms that cut down young plants by feeding on the stems. If you see cutworms in your Heirloom / Open Pollinated vegetable garden, or plant damage that is evidence of their presence, act promptly to control them. A heavy infestation can ruin a Heirloom / Open Pollinated vegetable garden in short order.

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