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Re: Spring-APHIDS

Hello Friends,
   The  post I sent regarding aphids included an effective mixture. I
received this information from the shadegarden group last February 18,1998.
It was originally sent by Sherryl Sandersfeld....." My solution is to spray
with a solution of 2 tblsp Ivory Liquid (dish washing soap) and  2 tblsp
vegetable oil per gallon of water"....." I repeat spraying each 2-3 days for
a couple weeks. These
applications have completely eliminated heavy infestations for me."
      Over the next few days, several posts followed agreeing with her.
 I made a weaker mixture, which I stated earlier. You are welcome to try
-----Original Message-----
From: BBROWNJ@aol.com <BBROWNJ@aol.com>
To: hosta-open@mallorn.com <hosta-open@mallorn.com>
Date: Sunday, March 21, 1999 11:57 AM
Subject: Re: Spring-APHIDS

>In a message dated 3/21/99 12:48:12 AM Eastern Standard Time,
>RONLIVES@prodigy.net writes:
><< Last year someone posted an anti-aphid formula, it worked well for me.
> 1tblsp of dish detergent + 1tblsp of cooking oil in a gallon of warm
> shake well put into a spray bottle and spray plants as needed. Does anyone
> else remember this? >>
>That was ajax antibacterial soap plus baking soda in a gallon of water.You
>don't want both soap and oil together. That's too much of a good thing. The
>soda prevents mildew.
>Barbara Jones
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