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Worms in Potted Plants

Worms often give trouble in potted plants. To get rid of them stand the pots nearly rim deep in lime water once each week for three weeks. Make this solution by slaking five pounds of quick lime in three  gallons of water, applying the water a little at a time till the mass becomes crumbly and finally creamy, then adding the balance of the water and stirring for several minutes. Allow the sediment to settle overnight. Finally, decant the clear liquid into a wooden  tub for use. The solution may be used over and over, provided there is enough of it. 

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