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Tue Jun 10, 2014, 07:42 PM

What is a good natural pesticide?

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I found a few here: http://homeguides.sfgate.com/homemade-organic-pesticide-vegetables-45069.html

What is your favorite?

Tomato , peppers, and herbs .

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ohnoyoudidnt Jun 2014 OP
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Jun 2014 #1
ohnoyoudidnt Jun 2014 #8
TygrBright Jun 2014 #2
ohnoyoudidnt Jun 2014 #10
littlemissmartypants Jun 2014 #3
ohnoyoudidnt Jun 2014 #7
PADemD Jun 2014 #4
ohnoyoudidnt Jun 2014 #9
PADemD Jun 2014 #11
malokvale77 Jun 2014 #5
ohnoyoudidnt Jun 2014 #6
malokvale77 Jun 2014 #12

Response to ohnoyoudidnt (Original post)

Tue Jun 10, 2014, 08:06 PM

1. I'd go with the garlic or pepper

since I grow those anyway. But I've also heard vinegar has its uses, iirc, and other people suggest planting certain flowers like marigolds. That's called 'companion planting', I guess.

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Response to Erich Bloodaxe BSN (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 08:46 PM

8. I did not know about companion planting.

I will look into it, thanks.

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Response to ohnoyoudidnt (Original post)

Tue Jun 10, 2014, 08:21 PM

2. For what pest(s)?

Different things work on different types of pest. Also, just because something is "natural" doesn't mean it's harmless to humans, animals, and the soil. That said, some general things used include:

Capsicum- crushed peppers or pepper oil
Diatomaceous earth
Soapy water
Vinegar

Also, as others have noted, certain "companion plants" protect, and discourage pests. Anything in the allium family, nicotiana, marigolds and others.

Lots of info on the Web, DuckDuckGo is your friend!

helpfully,
Bright

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 08:47 PM

10. Thank you.

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Response to ohnoyoudidnt (Original post)

Tue Jun 10, 2014, 09:50 PM

3. What they said.

What is the goal? Are we distracting ants or deer? Spraying vinegar kills some weeds. Red pepper can deter cats. Experiment.

Love, Peace and Shelter.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 08:45 PM

7. I doubt any animals will be an issue.

I was thinking about preventing whatever insects would go after my plants.

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Response to ohnoyoudidnt (Original post)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 09:53 AM

4. Carrots Love Tomatoes

Carrots Love Tomatoes: Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening by Louise Riotte

http://www.amazon.com/Carrots-Love-Tomatoes-Companion-Successful/dp/1580170277/ref=la_B001H6IT68_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1402494505&sr=1-1

also by Louise Riotte

Roses Love Garlic: Companion Planting and Other Secrets of Flowers

http://www.amazon.com/Roses-Love-Garlic-Companion-Planting/dp/1580170285/ref=la_B001H6IT68_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1402494505&sr=1-2

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Response to PADemD (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 08:46 PM

9. Thanks for the links.

I have a lot to learn.

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Response to ohnoyoudidnt (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 11:06 PM

11. You're welcome

One of the best tips in Riotte's book is how to keep cats out of your garden. They hate the smell of Rue. Rue can even be dried and hung on furniture in a sachet to keep your cats from scratching the furniture.

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Response to ohnoyoudidnt (Original post)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 06:58 PM

5. You didn't say what the pests were

My favorites are diatomaeous earth and wood ash for crawling insects. Pyrethium or soap and water for leaf eaters.

Hand pick and crush tomato horn worms. For red spider mites, just a cold spray of water will make them move along

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Response to malokvale77 (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 08:43 PM

6. I don't know what the pests could be.

I am just starting a garden and want to be prepared and know what I should use for preventative measure. I am in Florida and they are mostly tomato plants. I already have diatomaeous earth that I use for my pool. So I guess I could just use that and keep any eye out for any problems and go from there.

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Response to ohnoyoudidnt (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 15, 2014, 07:57 PM

12. Pool diatomaceous earth won't work

The sharp cutting spikes have been polished off. Those spikes cut into the exoskeleton and dehydrate the pest.

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