Green bean plants getting eaten by cutworms

Connie Sablich
by Connie Sablich
Every year my green beans, as soon as they sprout from the ground are getting eaten by cutworms. Does anyone know how to get rid of these? I don't cover my garden over the winter, with anything because I was told that just promotes the cutworms. HELP!
  6 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 22, 2016
    Sprinkle coffe grounds and egg shells around the plants. You can also put a collar at the base.
  • Liliana Wells Liliana Wells on Jun 22, 2016
    Try spraying with a mixture/tea of garlic and cayenne.
  • Catherine Catherine on Jun 22, 2016
    Coffee salt w/egg shells
  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Jun 23, 2016
    We also had a problem with these little creepy crawlies a few years ago. We tried a whole bunch of different things, but at the end of the day the only things that worked were tilling the soil lightly every morning to expose them (they sleep during the day) and the birds had a feast. We also added "diatomaceous earth" to the soil around the plants and introduced some nematodes. Nematodes are a tiny little microscopic worms that lays thier eggs in the cutworm caterpillar.
  • Janetphippen Janetphippen on Jun 23, 2016
    sprinkle egg shells around the plants
  • Patty Patty on Jun 24, 2016
    You can also place empty food cans,with both ends cut out,over the plants. Push the can into the ground some to sturdy it.