[Market-farming] Squash bug problems

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Thu Jul 15 11:55:57 EDT 2004


We mixed up a spray with essential oils:
10 ml (1/3 oz) marigold oil (this is the tagetes, not calendula)
10 ml rosemary
10 ml peppermint
1 oz dish soap (7th generation)
mix into 1 gallon water and spray.  

If you can't find marigold, use citronella, orange, lemongrass, etc.  
Whatever.  

The bugs come back and you have to respray but it's keeping our plants going.
Wendy Akin
Akin Farm
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