@bigbadwillie1 I’m not sure about dandelions. One thing I do know is they
spread like crazy. Eveytime one dries out and my daughter sees it…well,
she commences to spreading seed all over the place ! They sure are pretty
though, a sign that spring is on the way.
@loislaney23 If you wrap duct tape around your fingers with the sticky side
out you can pick the eggs off the underside of the squash leaves without
damaging the plant. It really works. Pull off your fingers when done and
fold the tape over to seal them in and discard in trash. Sevin dust with a
hand sprayer also works on the ones that have hatched out. If the sun is
behind the leaves you can see the eggs on the underside.
I’m planting garlic in my pepper bed to see if it helps with aphids. I also
have onions in my tomato bed but as small as they are I’m not sure if they
will be doing any deterring : )
Interesting to see how this works for you…..With the mild winter we have
had this year I am thinking all bugs are going to be out to get us this
year…..I am going to try this……Thanks as always for sharing……
@navajopa31 Thanks for the tip, but if things work as good as last year I
won’t need to do this, thank goodness. I used to use Sevin on the bugs but
found Neem oil is an organic spray to be safer to use.
I’ve noticed a pattern in your videos, at least lately…Your hat and shirt
always seem to match! 50 foot bed of tomatoes?! How much bread are you
going to need for all of that?! You sir, are The King of Lycopene! On a
less silly note and possibly of additional worthy information, rose growers
claim that burying fresh or dried banana peels around the base of rose
plants ward of aphids. I know there are different types of aphids so I
don’t know if it would work for tomatoes, just a thought.
@HHeirloomIA Thanks….borage is getting mentioned quite a bit, definitely
gonna have to check it out. 🙂
@SMprepnNancy My biggest problem is aphids on cukes. The leaves don’t like
to be sprayed. They didn’t care for neem oil by itself at all. I’m using
takedown right now. Its OMRI listed, so I feel good about it. It kills the
aphids, but the cuke leaves still are not enjoying being sprayed. I’ll keep
trying. The first 7 plants are just having a hard time. Might have to pull
them out. I have plenty more though. 🙂
@paulgem123 I would say more of the same Paul. Garlic, onions, marigolds,
basil, and some of the other things that folks are mentioning like borage
and rosemary. They won’t solve the problems completely, but they should
help. Just make sure you look at a comp plant chart to see exactly what is
compatible with your specific vegetable.
@mhpgardener Thanks! I have some stinky garlic growing in a separate
container like you have there. It’s just starting to pop up.
@mhpgardener the beauty of marigolds is you will have more seeds from
them… than you know what to do with.. let them dry out and fill baggies
by the handfull .. I put them everywhere … lol ! by the way… your
greenhouse is a work of art .. it’s so efficient and beautiful ! your a
good man my friend .
? do you have a vid or can you do one on seed saving? i d like to know how
to do that
the garlic did well in that container, very good! stinky and
@MarinePrepper I appreciate the support.
@GardenNewbie Thx Evan !
im gonna have to try that….i live in arizona and in the summertime there
is bout 5 diff types of ants that live round the house, and they all are
fire ants…and pogos which is a nasty one…i dont like using pestacides
so i just dumped boiling water down their hole….no ant beds round
I have started using some stuff called Neem Repel seems to be working , so
far so good.
You can also make garlic tea and water the plants with it and/or dilute it
to spray on the plants. Or just add garlic to your compost tea. Dilute
compost tea or worm compost tea and spray it on the plants. Careful with
sunburn if you spray the plants.
Great video! Enjoyed my visit here! 🙂
Well… I was born in NC, and live in VA….. never been to LA. However, I
know some mighty fine folks from down there. So to sound like them is just
fine with me. 😉
How about that. Coastal NC? My folks are from Mississippi. Attended
university in Baton Rouge. I’ve always been interested in all the various
southern dialects from various regions. Mississippi and Southern Louisiana
despite being next to one another have completely linguistic deliveries.
All the best.
what do you recommend for leaf miners? ,i think that is what it is white
lines on the leaves. thanks
Thanks. Hopefully the Zombie deal won’t happen any time soon.
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