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Old 28-04-2008, 06:45 PM posted to rec.gardens.edible
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I would like to use soap and water to protect the plants against
aphids. What is the recommended ratio. I was planning to use
Palmolive dish detergent.

Thanks...
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Old 28-04-2008, 07:10 PM posted to rec.gardens.edible
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Sam wrote:

I would like to use soap and water to protect the plants against
aphids. What is the recommended ratio. I was planning to use
Palmolive dish detergent.

Thanks...


Mom used tobacco tea, 4 cigarettes per pint of water.

I used ladybugs with better ongoing success. :-)
I have larvae every year now since introducing a couple of hundred of
them to the yard about 4 years ago.
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Old 28-04-2008, 07:48 PM posted to rec.gardens.edible
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about dishwater strength will do sam,

do you ahve ants as well?

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Old 28-04-2008, 11:14 PM posted to rec.gardens.edible
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Yes, I have ants in the soil. Will they also harm my future plants.
(I just planted this past weekend. Lots of ants. Last year I had
aphid, so want to keep them at bay this year.

Thanks,
Sam
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about dishwater strength will do sam,

do you ahve ants as well?

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I would like to use soap and water to protect the plants against
aphids. What is the recommended ratio. I was planning to use
Palmolive dish detergent.

Thanks...
According to a friend that uses same method 1/10 - good luck! (I have used this myself)
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According to a friend that uses same method 1/10 - good luck! (I have used this myself)
In addition to my last reply I always used fairy liquid!
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Old 29-04-2008, 03:20 PM posted to rec.gardens.edible
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You can also buy Safer's Insecticidal Soap, if you don't want to figure out
the ratio and mix your own (too much soap may harm your plants). A soap
spray will kill the aphids, but it wont prevent them from appearing on your
plants.

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Yes, I have ants in the soil. Will they also harm my future plants.
(I just planted this past weekend. Lots of ants. Last year I had
aphid, so want to keep them at bay this year.

Thanks,
Sam
On Apr 28, 1:48 pm, len gardener wrote:
about dishwater strength will do sam,

do you ahve ants as well?

On Mon, 28 Apr 2008 10:45:23 -0700 (PDT), Sam
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len & bev

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Old 29-04-2008, 07:24 PM posted to rec.gardens.edible
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Hi All,


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In article
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Sam wrote:

I would like to use soap and water to protect the plants against
aphids. What is the recommended ratio. I was planning to use
Palmolive dish detergent.

Thanks...


Mom used tobacco tea, 4 cigarettes per pint of water.


It is not a good idea to use the above, as it is a broad spectrum
insectiside and will kill the good as well as the bad. Hope this helps you.

Richard M. Watkin.

I used ladybugs with better ongoing success. :-)
I have larvae every year now since introducing a couple of hundred of
them to the yard about 4 years ago.
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Old 29-04-2008, 07:38 PM posted to rec.gardens.edible
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g'day sam,

ants can'often bring aphids, scale and mealy bugs onto any of your
plants so you need to move the ants on if you can find their mest
site, there are some ideas on our remedies page.

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len & bev

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May You Find Serenity and Tranquillity In
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len gardener wrote:

g'day sam,

ants can'often bring aphids, scale and mealy bugs onto any of your
plants so you need to move the ants on if you can find their mest
site, there are some ideas on our remedies page.

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len & bev


Beneficial Nematodes.
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Old 09-05-2008, 05:55 PM posted to rec.gardens.edible
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Default What is the soap and water ratio for aphids

I used the 1 to 10 ratio suggested by the previous poster...It killed
all my plants! They all dried up overnight. So, I'm going out to buy
new ones.

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Sam wrote:

I used the 1 to 10 ratio suggested by the previous poster...It killed
all my plants! They all dried up overnight. So, I'm going out to buy
new ones.


Condolences...

Mom always used Tobacco tea for aphids.
Soak 1 cigarette in a pint of water.

Or do what I did and import a batch of ladybugs. ;-)
I have a regular population of larvae now ever year that totally
controls aphids.
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Yes, I have ants in the soil. They will not hurt my future are to the plant. (I just planted this past weekend. a lot of ants. Last year I took part in the Aphids, so to keep them at bay this year.
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