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insect control

Posted by loveitgreen 4b (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 17, 14 at 22:37

For the last couple of years I have had a real problem with pill bugs in my greenhouse. I have raised beds in there and grow vegetables and herbs straight in the ground. Nothing I tried worked in getting rid of these bugs. I was given a recipe at a small nursery here where I bought tomato plants. I have been thrilled with how well this mixture has worked so, I thought I would share it. Mix it, put in a spray bottle and spray around the plants misting the soil. It doesn't take much so don't overdo.

In a gallon jug put 1 cup ammonia, 1 tablespoon dishwashing liquid, 1 tablespoon oil (I used olive but don't think it matters),1 teaspoon ground cayenne (no additives like salt), 1 teaspoon ground garlic (no additives). Fill the jug with water. Mix and pour in a spray bottle.

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RE: insect control

What happens if the spray would happen to get on the plants?

RE: insect control

The plants are fine. I don't try to avoid them. They get misted in the process. Have sprayed chives, beans, tomatoes, cantaloupe, parsley....I will admit that so far since I have misted around the soil, I have had little need to mist the plants as there is little evidence of pests. I did mist a tomato higher up on the upper leaves just to see effect...was fine. Tomatoes are now 6 to 8 feet tall and thriving.

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