One day last fall, I was sad to find some of my cabbage seedlings guillotined - their tops sitting neatly beside the pots they'd been planted in. Last weekend, I discovered some of my precious tomato seedlings had suddenly disappeared. Both problems were caused by the same pest: Cutworm. These nasties crawl around at night and chew through young plants at the base of the soil, quickly decimating garden crops.
Fortunately, there's an easy fix: Just give your seedlings collars!
There are several methods of doing this, but my favorite is to use ordinary kitchen foil, since it holds up to spring rains or garden watering. Watch this quick video to discover how to do it: