Foil Cutworms With Coffee Sleeves

Use coffee sleeves to prevent cutworms from munching on plants in your garden.
By Joanne Coons
April/May 2012
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Save your coffee sleeves to use in the garden and protect young stems from cutworms.
PHOTO: FOTOLIA/ALEKSANDER JOCIC


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I’d been saving the slip-on cardboard insulation sleeves from paper coffee cups.  

Now that planting season is approaching, I’m using the coffee sleeves as plant collars to deter cutworms from feeding on stems.  

Joanne Coons
Rexford, New York 








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