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Cutworms can wreak havoc on tender garden plants, chomping and munching until they destroy the entire plant, but a few well-placed toothpicks can help. Cutworms crawl across the surface of the soil and then up the plant stem. Place three or four toothpicks around the base of the plant, leaving the tips sticking out about an inch. The picks will form a barrier that cutworms can’t pass.
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