Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 27

Thread: OT.... just saying hello

  1. #11
    Distinguished Community Member Howie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    The planet Earth
    Posts
    5,859

    Default

    "Eat your vegetables before they eat you."
    Roswell was a gift.

  2. The following 6 users say "thanks"


  3. #12
    Distinguished Community Member nuthatch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    California
    Posts
    961

    Default

    That sounds like nasty stuff to deal with. I've seen plants covered with it before.

    We recently became aware of an unfamiliar weed here. It grows flat to the ground and spreads, so a mower misses it. If you step on it or touch it, it puts out a horrible odor that smells just like a very dead decomposing animal.
    I kept smelling that nasty smell one day after my DH came in from outside. I thought a dead deer or calf was in the field next door, the odor was so strong. Turned out the odor was on DH's shoes from stepping on the weed! We had to mop the whole house! TG we don't have carpeting!
    He's been rototilling those nasty weeds under. Just hope we're not just replanting them.

    Thank you, Lazarus, for growing organic food. It's lots of extra work, I know, but worth the extra costs to the consumer in the long run. We are trying to go all organic, but see chemicals being sprayed all around us. From all the insecticides, chemical fertilizers and the rampant use of RoundUp used by homeowners, to the use of the fungicides that are sprayed on the wine grapes that are grown in this region, you can't get away from it! It's disheartening.

  4. The following 5 users say "thanks"


  5. #13
    Distinguished Community Member BBS1951's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    2,209

    Default

    Hey Laz--
    Am trying container gardening for first time. Aphids are on my bell pepper plants and melon leaves. Soapy water isn't helping a lot. Any recommendations?

    Am suspicious larvae were in the potting soil I buy. Don't know how else aphids would so quickly appear in a screened porch on the third story up?

  6. The following 4 users say "thanks"


  7. #14
    Distinguished Community Member Lazarus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    western MA
    Posts
    992

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by nuthatch View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    That sounds like nasty stuff to deal with. I've seen plants covered with it before.

    We recently became aware of an unfamiliar weed here. It grows flat to the ground and spreads, so a mower misses it. If you step on it or touch it, it puts out a horrible odor that smells just like a very dead decomposing animal.
    I kept smelling that nasty smell one day after my DH came in from outside. I thought a dead deer or calf was in the field next door, the odor was so strong. Turned out the odor was on DH's shoes from stepping on the weed! We had to mop the whole house! TG we don't have carpeting!
    He's been rototilling those nasty weeds under. Just hope we're not just replanting them.

    Thank you, Lazarus, for growing organic food. It's lots of extra work, I know, but worth the extra costs to the consumer in the long run. We are trying to go all organic, but see chemicals being sprayed all around us. From all the insecticides, chemical fertilizers and the rampant use of RoundUp used by homeowners, to the use of the fungicides that are sprayed on the wine grapes that are grown in this region, you can't get away from it! It's disheartening.
    That is interesting about the smelly weed. I will enjoy trying to find what it could be.
    We had A good rain yesterday so I will need to crawl the field tomorrow and try to stop the dodder before it strangles a plant. It is a hopeless task because if I were to do this all day long I will lose the battle.

    Still, I am moving and that is good.
    Last edited by Lazarus; 07-08-2017 at 06:13 PM.
    Linda~~~~

    Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says:"Oh Crap, She's up!"

  8. The following 6 users say "thanks"


  9. #15
    Distinguished Community Member Lazarus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    western MA
    Posts
    992

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BBS1951 View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Hey Laz--
    Am trying container gardening for first time. Aphids are on my bell pepper plants and melon leaves. Soapy water isn't helping a lot. Any recommendations?

    Am suspicious larvae were in the potting soil I buy. Don't know how else aphids would so quickly appear in a screened porch on the third story up?
    Here's our questions:
    What kind of soap are you using?
    Do you totally saturate the plant? The soapy solution needs to drown every part of each leaf.
    Linda~~~~

    Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says:"Oh Crap, She's up!"

  10. The following 6 users say "thanks"


  11. #16
    Distinguished Community Member BBS1951's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    2,209

    Default

    I use Palmolive dishwashing soap. I saturate all parts of leaves, but not stems or soil.

  12. The following 4 users say "thanks"


  13. #17
    Distinguished Community Member Lazarus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    western MA
    Posts
    992

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BBS1951 View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    I use Palmolive dishwashing soap. I saturate all parts of leaves, but not stems or soil.
    Soak all parts. Soak them heavily as if each part of plant was taking a bath.

    Use only original palmolive...no scented stuff. Do this twice a week until aphids are gone.
    Good luck!
    Linda~~~~

    Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says:"Oh Crap, She's up!"

  14. The following 6 users say "thanks"


  15. #18
    Distinguished Community Member BBS1951's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    2,209

    Default

    Thank you! Will start this regimen this morning :)

    Might the larvae be in the plants soil too? If so, is it hopeless?

  16. The following 5 users say "thanks"


  17. #19
    Distinguished Community Member Lazarus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    western MA
    Posts
    992

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BBS1951 View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Thank you! Will start this regimen this morning :)

    Might the larvae be in the plants soil too? If so, is it hopeless?
    Maybe. But ants actually keep them the way humans keep cows. The ants milk the aphids. They take some fluid that the aphids exude and eat it. The ants keep colonies of aphids transporting them from leaf to leaf. Ants have a collective intelligence. Isn't that amazing.
    Linda~~~~

    Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says:"Oh Crap, She's up!"

  18. The following 5 users say "thanks"


  19. #20
    Distinguished Community Member BBS1951's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    2,209

    Default

    Yes, the non human world is amazing indeed.

    I haven't seen any ants. It might be hard for them to climb up three stories and get into the porch. Might take months to find it?

  20. The following 5 users say "thanks"


Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


BTC Inc's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy

The material on this site is for information & support purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice provided by a licensed health care provider. Always consult your doctor before trying anything that you find online.