I have sent this question twice now on the newsgroup, but I am having
trouble with my ISP. I can't even find the second message on Google, and
there was no response to my first. I would appreciate advice.
Something is devouring my basil leaves. How can I stop this? My rhubarb
leaves are also being decimated - is there a treatment for this?
Many thanks. I'd appreciate a reply.
Don't you even think of getting "herbal viagra" over the internet.
Seems you have a pest that favors pesto!!!
Olive oil and garlic would be the next things to add.
Trying to get into a rhubarb over rhubarb too?
The first step is finding out what is eating it. Do a careful
inspection, the inspect again 2 hours after dark. My basil leaves
have a few chew holes, but I've been eating them anyway. Snails and
slugs will do damage, but we have plenty of night-hunting toads.
Frankly, I have never seen a snail or slug since we moved here, plus toads
and frogs are getting increasingly rare. The only pests I have seen are on
the basil - tiny winged bugs scurrying all over the place. I'm trying to
find out what to spray with - will insecticidal soap work, or is it toxic?
I'm not concerned about the rhubarb - the leaves won't be eaten, anyway.
Ok, what exactly do you mean by 'decimated'? Are there only a few holes
(thus the word 'decimated' being overreaction), or are there only little
strings remaining on what once were leaces? If the latter, I would be
worried about the health of the rhubarb, too. After all, the leaves carry
nutrients to the roots, and after a few years, you won't have any rhubarb to
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