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My Dill Has catapillers

Gardening Reference » Gardening in 2004
by Miracle Grower on July 21, 2004 06:00 AM
I need a solution to kill the catapillers on my dill. They eat it up fast. I pull them off,and more come! Help!!! [Mad]
by thorns on July 21, 2004 11:56 AM
hello miracle grower, congratulations! You are now a butterfly gardener as well as a herb gardener. If the catipillar is yellow and black, chances are its a black swallowtail, or what the uninformed refer to a a parsley worm. You are so lucky. Yes, the catipillar will devour your dill, but just think of the good your doing in sharing your dill with the butterflies. I always plant a few extra dill,parsley or fennel just to share. In the future, if you like, the catipillars are easy to move from one plant to another, they don't sting, although when you touch them, what looks like little orange horns appear. Harmless. Good luck.

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