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Posted by nandina 8b (My Page) on
Sat, Nov 3, 07 at 13:50

This is directed to those in the deep south such as FL or TX growing winter gardens with bug problems. Also to greenhouse growers who are fighting gnats or white fly. Recent readings lead me to think that it might be interesting to trial the following idea.

Pare the skin from a large cucumber (or 2 smaller cucumbers). Buzz the skins with 1 cup of filtered or bottled water in a food processor. Let stand for 24 hours. Strain, pour liquid into a gallon jug and fill to the top with water. Spray this on the plants troubled by insects. An easy experiment. Try it and report your observations.

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RE: Want to experiment?

This sounds interesting... once, like almost 30 years ago, I read that cucumber skins, without the white part were toxic to roaches! So, with that in mind, betcha it would work.

RE: Want to experiment?

  • Posted by jolj 7b/8a-S.C.,USA (My Page) on
    Sat, Mar 19, 11 at 21:28

Not that deep here in South Carolina, but I have used a onion & 3 cloves of garlic in a gallon of water.
Learned this from a man in TX.

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