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RE: Gnat killer - help!?

  • Subject: RE: Gnat killer - help!?
  • From: "butch Graves" <butch.graves@sev.org>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2001 07:33:54 -0400
  • Importance: Normal


I've never boiled, use neem oil and it had solved by problem.  Think the 
Lysol will do same.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-hosta-open@mallorn.com
[mailto:owner-hosta-open@mallorn.com]On Behalf Of Arnhild Bleie
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2001 4:17 PM
To: hosta-open@mallorn.com; hosta-open@mallorn.com
Subject: Gnat killer - help!?

I give up .. I do not manage this an organic way - I have lost TOO MANY
seedlings to fungus gnats now - two times I have sowed this spring, and
fungus gnats eat my finest seedlings. Yes - I did do that boiling water
treatment like I was told - but I must have done something wrong? Probably
already wet soil while buying it it does not take enough water? Plus
putting them in the winter garden with my mam's houseplants is not any good
combination - they are maybe the source for the gnats?

But I am stubborn - and can't give up growing seedlings - so I will sow
again though it is late! - and now I think of trying to use an insecticide
as well as boiling the soil? 

Can I use something called 'Provado (imidakloprid) insect pin' in my trays
with small hosta already germinated? and can I have it in tray where I sow?
Does anyone knows it?
Or does there exist a list of things that are efficient towards this gnat
larvae?  Some articles online? 

Please help me or I can just give it all up! Please if you talk about
pesticide tell me the name of the effective stuff beside the name it is
sold by - since things can be different over here - seems like not half of
all things you can use in other countries are allowed in Norway, but I may
have something alike? 
Arnhild Bleie - Hardanger in Norway
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