Caterpillar of a Cutworm Moth on a Sweet Basil Plant
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Keep Cutworms
Off Your Plants With One Easy Toilet Paper Roll Hack
Per @aprilsunrisefarm on TikTok, using toilet paper rolls as protective collars around a plant's stem deters cutworms from killing young plants by gnawing through their stems.
Once you've saved enough used toilet paper rolls, cut them into two-inch-tall sections, and then dig a small trench around the base of your plant.
Open the sliced toilet paper roll and encircle the stem with it, submerging
a portion in the soil to create a barrier that stops cutworms from accessing and damaging the stem.
This hack not only negates the need for harmful pesticides, ensuring safety for the environment and your plant, but it also reduces waste by recycling toilet paper rolls.