Hi all and sorry if this has been asked before ( although quite unlikel
as my mum's pretty unique ).
Basically my mum thought she'd fed her 15 tomato plants tomato feed bu
after feeding she realised she's actually fed them some stuff called
Provado Vine Weevil killer 2.
In a panic she then tried to over water them and subsequently washed i
all over her runner beans which were below her hanging basket tomato's
Understandably she's gutted to the point of nearly being in tears so
said i'd try and find out of anyone knows how dangerous this Provado i
and if there's anything she can do other than destroy all her plants.
Thanks to anyone that can offer advice,
pretty nasty chemical, it is made to be absorbed directly by the
plants root systems, so it will end up in the plants leaves and fruit
(so oo kill any insect that eats the leafs). I'm afraid the soil will
have to be thrown out too (or better yet just use it for flowers from
I think I would call them.
We're completely organic here but
A quick dip into the net suggests that the stuff (imidacloprid) remains
active in the plant for six weeks.
I'm with someone else who suggested contacting Bayer.
Much as I deplore the use of any synthetic pesticide, rashly tossing
food plants would be an error if the solution is to wait six weeks and
then start harvesting for the table. --It means you've not lost the
whole growing and/or harvest season.
And if that -is- the solution, and there's ripe fruit in the interim I'd
pick it, compost it and keep waiting.
May I suggest that colour coding her fertilizers and poisons is a good
idea. An obvious thick line of red, green, yellow and black around the
neck of every bottle, depending on its use, could prevent this from
sometime in the recent past jim38curl posted this:
Hopefully you took the stuff (and whatever other poisons your mum is holding
onto) to the hazardous waste recylcling station so that it can be destroyed
This is rec.gardens.EDIBLE isn't it? Not rec.gardens.POISON-ME-A-LITTLE-BIT
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