Pest Control Help

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Pest Control Help

Postby DarrinG » Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:54 am

Well right now I'm having a problem with my lettuces, cabbages, broccoli and cauliflower getting picked away at.

So what are my homemade options? I don't want to use any type of commercial pesticides because that would totally void the whole purpose of having a garden.

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Postby NCPaul » Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:44 pm

It might be a bit late for it, but I use Dipel powder which is a natural pesticide. Those pretty white butterflies you see in your garden are not your friends. Your only other hope is that the plants grow faster than they can be eaten.
Fashionably late will be stylishly hungry.
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Postby Big Guy » Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:00 am

Floating veggy row covers from Stokes seeds, page 5 of the center section of their catalogue
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Postby Snags » Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:09 am

I use chilli garlic good for most creepy crawlies
or
Molasses I get it real cheap(I live in a sugarcane growing area)
Great for caterpillars,kills nematodes and its a fertiliser, and attracts fruit fly so I only use it in cold weather or on non fruiting veg, also use it mixed with poison as a bait for fruit fly. you spray the grass and the fruit fly go there and die
or
squash what's eating them and make a tea of their dead bodies and spray it on them.(home made dipel)
or grow marigolds as a deterrent plant
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allow carrots to flower it attracts good bugs that attack bad bugs
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