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Re: pests in the greenhouse


gotcha-will go get some tomorrow!
Thanks
A

Andrea H
Beaufort, SC
Zone 8b

----- Original Message -----
From: "Island Jim" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2003 8:11 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] pests in the greenhouse


> the answer is probably no. try it but keep the formulation on the weak
side
> [i'll cover your loses]. the main idea is to smother them. you need just
> enough soap in the solution to form a film.
>
> At 07:52 PM 2/25/03 -0500, you wrote:
> >Is Ivory better than Joy? I have Joy, but I was afraid to use it. It
> >definitely keeps them in check, but I'm all paranoid about injuring my
> >crops!
> >
> >Andrea H
> >Beaufort, SC
> >Zone 8b
> >
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Island Jim" <jsinger@igc.org>
> >To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2003 7:02 PM
> >Subject: Re: [CHAT] pests in the greenhouse
> >
> >
> > > safer's will do it with the least negative effect, i think. but then,
so
> > > would plain old ivory dishwashing detergent. aphids are an easy kill.
once
> > > the plants are strong enough, a blast of water will get rid of them.
the
> > > main thing is to keep after them so that the population is kept in
check.
> > > otherwise they multiply faster than a bad stock tip attracts
speculators.
> > >
> > > At 06:22 PM 2/25/03 -0500, you wrote:
> > > >OK knowledgeable people. I've got aphids in the greenhouse on the
nursery
> > > >crops. Yes, I'm going to consult my books but I wanted to check with
> >those of
> > > >you who are used to dealing with this sort of thing.
> > > >
> > > >The pests aren't bad yet, and I want to get rid of them, but I don't
want
> >to
> > > >injure these plants. They are VERY tender and still growing their
root
> > > >systems. I just found a couple of aphids truthfully, so I squished
them.
> > > >However, where there's one or two......................so what can I
do
> >to
> > > >kill them but not the plants? Should I spray in the evening? Should I
try
> > > >something organic first? remember, this is part of my livelihood for
the
> > > >year.
> > > >
> > > >THANKS!
> > > >A
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >Andrea H
> > > >Beaufort, SC
> > > >Zone 8b
> > > >
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