Here’s a simple and organic defense against cut worms getting your tomatoes for those of you blessed with a long season and who will be replanting tomatoes again soon for a fall crop!
All you need is a little newspaper and a pair of scissors. Be sure the newspaper is just black and white print (colored ink has lead in it that can leach into your soil).
Simply wrap a strip of the paper around the stem of the plant so that is sits about 1 inch below and one inch above the soil level. We secured the ring of paper with a couple of staples.
The paper limits access to the stem of the plant so the worms can’t get in and munch down your newly planted seedlings.
Is it a perfect solution? Nope, we still lost one of our 10 plants to a cut worm. But the owner of our borrowed garden warned us that he had a cut worm problem and gave us this suggestion and over all it seems to be working!!