And again you prove how worthless you are.
Infested with what?
What's wrong with Hybiscus in Calgary?
You're quite happy to point out folks mistakes, then don't actually
try to help any of them. So far you haven't provided one shred of
USEFUL information in your posts.
Im not trying to flame you, but the reason that you have an aphid infestation
is that you were indicriminantly spraying your flowers every few weeks.
Spraying only works when there is a pest present. You cannot prevent insects.
By spraying over and over, the few aphids that do survive pass thier genetic
information on to thier young, who then are also resistant. This happens fast
because aphids reproduce incredibly fast. I give this info to my customers on
a daily basis: do not spray an insecticide unless you SEE insects and there
are enough of them to make an impact on the plant. As for japanese beetles, I
pick a few off as I walk by my plants on the way to work in the morning. Im
not pushing organic gardening here, im urging common sense! Horticultural oil
works very good on aphids.
Oil smothers the insects it covers. <Mixing soap and oil can be
somewhat counter productive since the soap is formulated to break down
cooking oils. Try using them separately for better results.
It's a start! Did you know Scultz makes a new water soluble fertilizer which
also has humates? I use it on my container plants, particularly on the
brugmansia which eat and eat. I don't use it in the ground, for that I use only
certified organic and compost.
If you continue to come over to organic method, you are going to find not only
is it easier, but much more effective.
Hmmm . . . I truly wonder why you are doing this at all. Aside
from killing off the paper wasps that build their nests over
doors and in trash cans, we haven't used any insecticide in our
yard at all for three years -- in 2000 we had a massive
infestation of one of the peach trees with tent caterpillars; a
single application of pyrethrin cured that -- and we have
remarkably little in the way of insect damage to our plants. The
beneficial insects, and birds, and reptiles, and amphibians, and
little grey shrews all happily munch away keeping the damaging
insects, and each other, under control. It's cheap, easy,
effective, sustainable, and one heck of a lot less toxic to both
you and the environment.
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