noodles777
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how do i stop caterpillars? *pic*

i keep finding these caterpillars/worms on my snap peas and cilantro, I plucked off 4 yesterday! they are totally chewing up my peas, how do i make them not want to come back w/o spraying anything harmful? i've been told a lot of bugs don't like coffee grinds i sprinkled that around it almost seems like it invited more. anything i can do besides pluck them off on a daily basis?
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What's the bird situation in your yard? Do you have any birdhouses in your yard? Do you put out seed for them?

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you could try using horticultural enviromesh.
You wouldn't need to permanently cover them although sometimes that can be beneficial as it also brings plants on a little faster. You could just use it around the time you know the eggs are laid.

https://www.gardening-naturally.com/acatalog/Enviromesh.html?gclid=CKHJndnKtpYCFRyB1QodhQWvLw
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No i don't have any bird feeders in my yard but I think i'll def have to change that. But will they eat my tomatoes or bell peppers?. . i don't think so, right? and thanks for the enviromesh link if the birds cant help me i might need to look more into that.

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