Marymount Gardeners Foil Wire Worms and Deer
The garden at Marymount University has already sent 200 pounds to AFAC from their early crops: radishes, beets, carrots, collards, and kale. Now at mid-season, they are watching their zucchini, peppers, cucumbers, and tomatoes mature for a second round of donations. Deer have discovered their tomato and cucumber plants but are being held at bay with netting. A more serious problem was wire worms, which were attacking the carrot crop until gardeners lured them away with cut potatoes stuck in the soil next to the carrot rows. Head gardener Susan Agolini sends out special thanks to two student helpers: intern Brian-Mike Njong and Mary Ellen Haas.