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Re: fennel, dill, parsley, and butterflies, etc

Cathy - are you all organic??  If not, something you are spraying may be a problem...

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: cathy carpenter <cathyc@rnet.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Thu, 7 Aug 2003 20:49:19 -0500

>Speaking of attracting butterflies, I have noted fewer than usual in my 
>gardens, and even less larvae, despite my usual plethora of host 
>plants. Any ideas on what gives?
>On Thursday, August 7, 2003, at 06:33 AM, Gene Bush wrote:
>> Hello Fran,
>>     I do not grow bronze fennel, but my wife does in her raised beds. 
>> It is
>> grown for butterfly larva. They strip it each year in spring. Also 
>> grows
>> dill for the same purpose. We also grow parsley someone mentioned, but 
>> we
>> probably eat it before anything can get on it and stay. I have heard 
>> her
>> talk about her plants... she warns everyone how both the dill and the 
>> fennel
>> seed all over the place.
>>     Beyond that, I would have to go ask her for any details. I just 
>> though
>> others would know a lot more than I on this subject, so no reply.
>>     Gene E. Bush
>> Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
>> www.munchkinnursery.com
>> genebush@munchkinnursery.com
>> Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana
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