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If I see a slug problem again, I'll try Ferric Phosphate.
There've been lots of white butterflies sniffing out my kohlrabi plant. I've brushed off their eggs every 2 or 3 days except for the last week, when I've been busy elsewhere. I'll have to go out tomorrow & see what the damage is.
Thanks, Joan. I try not to have use pesticides, but it's a losing battle. My collards and kale are nothing but "ribs". Fortunately, caterpillars don't seem to go for Swiss chard, my favorite "green".
Alternatives to using pesticides:
1. Spray plants with water to wash pests off.
2. Pick pest off and squash or discard in garbage.
3. Dust affected plants with edible diatomaceous earth.
4. Get ducks or chickens, they eat all kinds of pests & give eggs.
5. Use pyrethrin, a natural pesticide.
6. Do not over water!
7. Use a soaker hose or other methods of watering that does not put water on leaves.
8. Build healthy soils.
9. Use mulch & compost to hold moisture. Do not overwater!
10. Trap slugs & snails using beer, or a yeasty brew in a tin can sunk into the ground with the rim at the level of the ground. Sl;ugs & snails crawl into the can and can't get out.
Tell us other things you do to get rid of pests without using pesticides.
Be careful of online pesticides!
Both pesticide manufacturers and anti-pesticide campaigners have voiced alarm about the unrestricted sale of super-strong pesticides to unqualified buyers in online marketplaces.So-called ‘professional pesticide products’ – aimed at farmers and groundskeepers – contain chemicals in concentrations that cannot legally be used by anyone untrained in their safe use. But there is no law against selling these products to unqualified buyers.
So-called ‘professional pesticide products’ – aimed at farmers and groundskeepers – contain chemicals in concentrations that cannot legally be used by anyone untrained in their safe use. But there is no law against selling these products to unqualified buyers.
Industrial-strength weedkillers marketed to amateurs on eBay, chemi...
They are small Daniel, but very tasty, sweet, & juicy.
They are good, very juicy.
Oh, yummy melons.
Rick has picked 4 melons.....eaten 2 already.
Peeing on the floor must be part of the bonus package.
One in a while, see stripey things coming out of burrows in my sand walkways. Perhaps they're cicada killers.
Also see carpenter bees coming out of burrows in my old large timbers.
Large numbers of paper wasps under my eaves, every year.
Glad I don't have any yellow Jackets.
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