I wanted something organic but also want something that works, any opinions appreciated!
You could crunch marigolds and make a tea out of it, spray it around the garden, also try onion water. Made by cutting up some onion, and letting it soak in the water, it works great And no it doesnt affect the flavor .....Quiver0f9 said:I wanted something organic but also want something that works, any opinions appreciated!
Where do you buy the neem oil. Do you dilute it? What does the label say about spraying on the day of harvest?
Why do you spray so often? I spray once or twice at most each summer, depending on whether there is a problem.
I know oils work well on fungal diseases. Does neem oil have an active ingredient besides the oil?
A product I like to use on catepillars is BT. (Bacillus Thurengensis) I don't think I spelled it correctly. Its an naturally occuring organism that attacks the larval stages of beetles and moths. Some versions attack mosquito larvae. I just bought a container that is soluable and can be sprayed. You won't find products with BT at home dippy.
Check out www.dirtdoctor.com and you'll find all sorts of ideas on how to handle various insects, diseases and such. There's a lot of great suggestions here! Thanks! TXjudi :yeeha:Quiver0f9 said:I wanted something organic but also want something that works, any opinions appreciated!
Dchall_San_Anto said:After several years of being organic I can hardly remember what my pests were.
I make sure my wasps and birds are happy to take care of caterpillars and spiders.
I use corn meal to keep fungal disease out. For some reason since I started using corn meal under my roses I no longer get aphids.
I use liquid seaweed to keep spider mites out of everything.
I use beneficial nematodes against fleas, grubs, ants, and thrips.
I use strong vinegar against weeds.
I use my lawn mower against weeds.
I use my watering regimen against weeds.
I use BtI against mosquitoes.
I use ammonium sulfate (very sparingly) against slugs and snails.