[Market-farming] Garden problem

breck bcarden at breckinridgegroup.com
Mon Jun 30 15:21:37 EDT 2008

Diatomaceous earth (food grade only) might work on them. I use my solo
sprayer with 3gl water, 1 tbls Golden soy oil (try any sticker like soap),
and cup of de. I spray at dusk to avoid bees.  Agitate thoroughly then take
the whole tip off and squirt for second to get rid of heavy particles. Keep
sloshing the sprayer around to mix. When the tip gets clogged I remove and
tap clean.

Good luck,




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[mailto:market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Garth & Kim
Sent: Monday, June 23, 2008 6:03 PM
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Subject: [Market-farming] Garden problem




I just got through with the extension agent identifying the bugs causing 

havoc in my garden.  All are new this year, we have never had them 

before, but it has been weird weather.  The Agent could identify 

critters, but he only has chemical answers, nothing sustainable or organic.


Wire worm

leaf footed bug

stink bug

field cockroach - this one he had to look up, he hadn't seen it before.


Is there any one treatment that will get the works?  I did read the 

stuff on leaf footed bugs this AM, does it have to be essential oil of 

peperment?  Would a peppermint tea work?  [I have MCS]


Suggestions appreciated.  I did apply seaweed extract to support the 

plants while I was waiting for my appointment and I do have compost tea 

brewing that will be ready tommorow, to give the plants some help.


Bright Blessings,

Kim Travis

The Rose Colored Forest



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