Thursday, June 17, 2010

Corn-Fed Caterpillars

We had been warned that Silver Queen is about the only way to go when growing sweet corn here, but we were given some Super Sweet seed and so we planted it. It started out OK, but two weeks ago,  B pulled it all out to stop the spread of caterpillars.


We had tried dusting, but the caterpillars were deep into the corn. It was totally eaten up.


The culprit: some kind of cutworm, I think. Cutworms also destroy tomatoes. So far they are not a problem on ours.


The corn was just a mess.


What a shame.

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