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Re: CULT:MICE/VOLE deterrent

From: Dennis Kramb <dkramb@tso.cin.ix.net>

I saw a gardening program on TV where someone planted castor beans near a
vegetable garden.  The caterpillars were attracted to and ate the castor
beans and left the veggies alone!  I thought this was a brilliant idea.  No
pesticides needed!

>From: "S&C Rust" <srust@fidnet.com>
>Dan, your idea of planting sugar beets to attract mice and voles away from
>iris rhizomes in winter is fascinating!  I don't have problems with mice
>(good cats), but your observations are interesting anyway.  Of course, why
>shouldn't mice have food preferences like the rest of us?  Wonder what they
>would think of chocolate bars?!
>Cindy Rust, Zone 5b, Missouri
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Cincinnati, Ohio USA; USDA Zone 6; AIS Region 6
Member of AIS, ASI, HIPS, SIGNA, SLI, & Miami Valley Iris Society
Primary Interests: ABs, REBs, LAs, Native Ohio SPEC and SPEC-X hybrids
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