Your heart falls right out of your chest. Holes, tiny or not so tiny, have been chewed in the leaves of your beloved and pampered plants. Tiny seedlings have been cut off at the base of the stem. Immediately, pictures of the probable culprits pop to mind. They are images of hinged-legged, creepy-crawlers and slimy worm-like menaces with oversized, plant chewing jaws. "It's on," you think. How COULD they?Read article
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Gardening Tip of the Day
Avoid the temptation to get busy in a wet yard and garden. Walking on rain saturated soil compacts it, eliminating air in the soil.
Digging planting beds prematurely makes big, wet, shovel-sized clumps of soil which eventually dry into hard chunks. Later, these are extremely difficult to break up without ruining the soil's structure and reducing it to a fine dust.
Wait until a fist-sized ball of soil will easily crumbly when squeezed before digging or tilling.