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August 12, 2007



Have you tried the hormone scent traps w/collector bags? We've had amazing luck with them this year (found them at Lowe's & Wal-Mart), I have to replace the full bags about twice a week. The JB are still eating my roses somewhat, but I'm managing to get uneaten blooms about 70% of the time.

The milky spore, which we're trying also, takes 2-3 years of repeated applications to get established. Or so we've been told by others who use it. I still expect to have JB coming from the neighbors' untreated yards, but hope to discourage all the moles who eat the grubs. We've killed 7 moles so far this year, and our lot is only about 1/3 of an acre!


my money is on you for the tomatoes!

Cop Car

Too bad you aren't here. Our tomato crop has been abundant--off of three vines (the fourth has done nothing). And I have not watered, even once. It looks like I'll be able to send you more salsa, this year, if you are interested. If you are interested, comments on how you'd like the recipe adjusted would be welcomed!


Rita - those are the traps that have only trapped 4 JB's. I had heard such wonderful stories about how well they worked, but of course at my house nothing really works as it should.

Bod - I had to go tie the vine up last night because the tomatoe was so heavy it had weighed down the branch so that it was almost breaking itself at the top of the cage. It may be that neither the chippies nor I get a crack at it!


Cop Car - I am trying to figure out how I am going to take classes and have time to do all the canning that I will apparently be doing. I am going to get plenty of salsa out of this year!

However, since you make salsa differently than I do, some from you is always welcome!


I think that it was the bunnies (or possibly a raccoon) who got my perfect tomato. The teeth marks are just too big for it to have been a chipmunk. I picked this luscious tomato off the vine, and discovered the tasted spots on the back. They leave my cherry tomatoes alone, but go for anything larger. Dratted varmints!


Fortunately I don't have to worry about rabbits. Racoons however, sometimes can be a problem.

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