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Re: CULT: sand vs. crickets vs. TEXAS grasshoppers

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: CULT: sand vs. crickets vs. TEXAS grasshoppers
  • From: "Walter A. Moores" <wam2@Ra.MsState.Edu>
  • Date: Tue, 9 Sep 1997 07:43:20 -0600 (MDT)


On Mon, 8 Sep 1997, J. Michael, Celia or Ben Storey wrote:

> >Griff Crump, along the tidal Potomac near Mount Vernon, VA, where the
> >song of the crickets is not soothing, given their nefarious nocturnal
> >activities in the garden.
> Griff, thank you for mentioning the blasted crickets. This summer I had a
> big problem with them eating SDBs until I found my cheap, effective,
> non-toxic solution. If you pile a few tablespoons of coarse-grade sand on
> the tender little rhizomes, just to cover them, the crickets don't gnaw.
	Gigantic Texas grasshoppers have been running uncorraled in this
area all summer, grazing on everything in sight.  They are even in the LA
bog and are chewing on those rhizomes too, especially nasty when they
leave their 'tobacco spit' on a rhizome I am digging.  In a nearby garden
these grasshoppers have invaded hosta beds and devoured them.

	Walter Moores
	Enid Lake, Ms 7/8

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