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I have some pereskiopsis living outside in a pot in the open. I live on the second floor (3rd for you yanks) of an apartment and have noticed something has had a munch at some leaves. Just wondering if anyone knows what might have done this and how to go about stopping it? I have little general gardening knowledge so any advice would be much appreciated. Need these guys strong and healthy to help support some trichs ill graft in a few weeks.
Hi everyone, It's that time of year again when I roll the dice and test my luck with herb seedlings. I've been mostly successful with oregano, mint, thyme and parsley in the past, until they get caterpillars. And it's always the same type, and they eat all the god-damn leaves. Bright green squishy caterpillars. The thing is, while I'd love to go into Rambo mode and spray pyretherin everywhere, I'm unsure I'd like to be eating this stuff myself, much less other non-organic pesticides. Can anyone recommend an effective/safe alternative? I've already tried a mixture of soap, water and finely chopped birds-eye chilies which I let infuse for a while before spraying. Using this did seem to work for a while (and I can personally vouch for it's strength -- don't spray this downwind -- ), until the plants were invaded by more sneaky hellbugs (although it seemed to keep aphids away, at least!). It probably just made the plants tastier and/or the caterpillars very angry...
Hi all! I was wondering what other people's recipes are for green pesticides? I had a problem with sand flies or similar that seems to be under control at the moment and I only used a green pesticide. This is what I used.... 8 chopped Cayenne chillies 4 chopped garlic cloves 1/3 Of a cigarette rollie tobacco A spoonful of un scented soap shavings Add 1 litre of boiling water. Let sit for 48 hours, strain and use Well it's not 100% green but it's close Please share your recipes!