Stink bugs bothering you? Delaware Twp. man invents a trap you can make
George Pacciello/staff photographerJody Williams of Delaware Township puts together his stink bug trap, made of cardboard and wood. DELAWARE TWP. — There are Japanese beetle traps, ant traps and roach “motels.” So why not stink bug traps? That’s what Jody...
Each time you crack an egg open, instead of tossing the shell into the trash, drop it into an open container that you keep in the fridge. (I’ve always saved my shells, but my friend Susan suggested keeping them in the fridge – works beautifully.) When the container is full, crush the shells into small bits and sprinkle them around the base of your plants. The sharp eggshells will deter slugs, snails, and other bugs from nibbling on your garden and add a touch of calcium to the soil.
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Pinner says, "Bee Balm (Bergamot) improves tomato growth & flavor & attracts bees. Borage tends to strengthen growth & flavor in vegetables & discourages tomato hornworms & cabbage worms. Petunias repel the asparagus beetle, leafhoppers, certain aphids & tomato worms. (Plant them near tomatoes & throughout the garden.) Tomatoes like asparagus, Basil, Bee Balm, Borage, carrots, cucumbers, onions, Parsley & Petunias. They don’t like potatoes and members of the cabbage family. "