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Re: Smashed Cukes and Bugs!


What about spraying the bush with soap?


> [Original Message]
> From: Donna <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 6/3/2006 9:51:09 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Smashed Cukes and Bugs!
>
> I have never used anything here, but it has taken it's
> toll. 
>
> We decided today to put our peach tree out of it's
> misery.  Hasn't had fruit in a couple of years, gets
> that darn curl now and is ooshing. Now the apple tree
> next to it isn't look so hot. DH will cut it down some
> time next week. <sigh>
>
> So I guess sometimes sprays and things are meant to be
> used...
>
> Donna
>
> --- Zemuly Sanders <zsanders@midsouth.rr.com> wrote:
>
> > Daryl is absolutely right.  I have never sprayed
> > anything in the nine years 
> > I've lived in this house, and my plants are pest
> > free.  The only problem in 
> > my garden is the very rare poison ivy.
> > 
> > zem
> > zone 7
> > West TN
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Daryl" <pulis@mindspring.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Friday, June 02, 2006 5:02 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Smashed Cukes and Bugs!
> > 
> > 
> > > Sorry to hear about your hail. We had 4 such
> > episodes last year.
> > >
> > > The bugs are quite likely ladybugs. There are many
> > different types and 
> > > color patterns. They're probably eating aphids or
> > some other critter 
> > > that's making your bush look miserable. Please
> > DON'T spray them!
> > >
> > > The "children" don't look a thing like their
> > parents, either. There's a 
> > > picture here:
> > >
> >
> http://entomology.unl.edu/ornamentals/beneficials/beetles/c7lady_btl2.jpg
> > > and here: 
> > >
> >
> http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/ent/notes/Other/goodpest/harml2.jpg
> > > and a pupa here: 
> > >
> >
> http://ipm.ncsu.edu/current_ipm/02PestNews/02News6/harm6.jpg
> > >
> > > d
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > > From: "SueNY" <sue.nyc@att.net>
> > > To: "Gardens & Gardening" <GARDENS@LSV.UKY.EDU>
> > > Cc: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > Sent: Friday, June 02, 2006 5:44 PM
> > > Subject: [CHAT] Smashed Cukes and Bugs!
> > >
> > >
> > >> We finally have a yard this year so we planted 3
> > kinds of peppers (Bell,
> > >> Jalapeno, and Habaneo)2 kinds of tomatoes (Big
> > Boy and Roma)and 2 kinds 
> > >> of
> > >> cukes (Straight 8 and National Pickling), and
> > some herbs (Oregano,Dill,
> > >> Lavender) Everything was doing great until
> > yesterday when we got the
> > >> thunderstorm from hell. Hail, 2 inches of rain in
> > less than an hour, high
> > >> winds. Today, more torrential rain, same forecast
> > tomorrow. The peppers,
> > >> herbs and tomatoes are fine, but my cukes are all
> > flattened.,roots 
> > >> showing.
> > >> *sigh* I guess I'll have to head back to the
> > nursery and start over! I'd
> > >> better get some bug stuff while I'm there. There
> > is a huge bush nearby
> > >> infested with two kinds of bugs I've never seen
> > before. One looks like a
> > >> ladybug but is  orangy with spots and the other
> > looks like a small
> > >> catarpillar, orangy with black spots and a bluish
> > looking head. The bush
> > >> isn't ours, otherwise I'd just cut the whole
> > thing down as it looks awful
> > >> and appears to be dying slowly.
> > >>
> > >> Sue
> > >
> > >
> >
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