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WIRE WORMS.

To tub Editor. Sir, —l noticed in yonr paper, that some friend advised you to place two or three sea gulls in your garden, to catch wire worms. No doubt they would do good, but I think such advice is scarcely worth mentioning. Having also suffered in cabbages and French beans from wire worms, I venture to say if soot or quick-lime is placed around the plants, you will find the plantsarenot molestedanymore this season by worms. But to avoid worms another year, strew a good layer of quick-lime till over the garden in the coming winter, and dig in in early spring. It will kill the worms and other insects that are found in a vegetable garden. This remedy is very common in the Old Country ; ii is a good manure, it purifies the ground, potatoes turn out very bright and clean. I have placed lime around my own vegetables where the havoc has been very great, and I can say the results are very satisfactory. —I am &c., A Poor Worm. Deo. 4th, 1879.

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WIRE WORMS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 31, 6 December 1879

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WIRE WORMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 31, 6 December 1879

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