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Creeping Jenny Eaten Alive

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Pat12-Jun-08 10:57 PM EST 5a   
Claire23-Jul-08 02:08 AM EST 6   
Linda24-Sep-08 07:59 PM EST 5b   
Shawn28-Sep-08 08:50 PM EST   

Subject: Creeping Jenny Eaten Alive
From: Pat
Zone: 5a
Date: 12-Jun-08 10:57 PM EST

I definitely do not have a green thumb, so the Creeping Jenny that grew so well by my pond was the joy of my life. However this year something has eaten ALL the leaves. I don't see any bugs out there that look suspicious. What could be doing this?

Subject: RE: Creeping Jenny Eaten Alive
From: Claire
Zone: 6
Date: 23-Jul-08 02:08 AM EST

look closer....you might well see teeny, tiny yellow worms.....their color & creeping jenny color makes them hard to see. I have that in the spring sometimes.....usually it self corrects (when the worm dies off) but you could try any spray.....by the time I notice them nibbling away - they've done lots of damage. good luck....

Subject: RE: Creeping Jenny Eaten Alive
From: Linda
Zone: 5b
Date: 24-Sep-08 07:59 PM EST

A good bug resistant spray I have been using for years is tobacco water. I learned this through a well known gardener here in my state. He took 3 cigarettes, empyted the cigarettes into 4 cups of water. Let them come to a rolling boil. Sift the tobacco through a coffee filter, add it to a spray bottle and fill the rest with water and spray your plants. Bugs do not like the smell or taste of Tobacco and there for will leave you plants alone. It does wash off after it rains so it will have to be reapplied. I hope this helps for the future. Linda

Subject: RE: Creeping Jenny Eaten Alive
From: Shawn
Date: 28-Sep-08 08:50 PM EST

Linda is right about the tobacco water, but be careful around ponds, this is very toxic to fish and the biological filtration system

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