The sign of a good gardener is not a green thumb, it is brown knees.
West central Michigan along the lakeshore.
quote:Originally posted by peterpo:flour dusted on damp plants works better soap at killing aphids without the side effects.
"My body is a temple - unfortunately, it's a fixer-upper."
"And no, I'm NOT being snarky."
Zone 7a, Culpeper, Virginia
quote:Originally posted by pfhlad0:Will the alcohol version work on roses too?
quote:Originally posted by CLAUDE:I use soap...not deodorant soap...scraps of dr bronner, ivory that I throw into a cup or so of water and let it melt. Then I use a teaspoon: Qt water. A strong blast of hose water works all by itself.The soap spray is good for other soft bodied pests. I DO NOT use detergent, mostly because it will burn the leaves if they are wet and in the sunshine.
quote:Originally posted by Kimm1:Alchool does damage to plants even when sprayed on a cloudy day. It is not something one should be using in the garden, even though it does kill off all the insects it contacts. To knock insects, such as Aphids, all that is needed is sharp spray of water, nothing like the pressure you would get from the water hose. Many people have found that the spray form a water hose can cause more damage to plants then the Aphids would.