Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Turan in the Western Mountains
by Robbomb116 Today at 12:27 am

» Square footage
by No_Such_Reality Yesterday at 11:21 pm

» Do I need to pollinate my zucchinis?
by Robbomb116 Yesterday at 9:34 pm

» N & C Midwest; July 2017 !
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 9:11 pm

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Robbomb116 Yesterday at 9:10 pm

» New England July 2017
by quiltbea Yesterday at 8:10 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson Yesterday at 7:38 pm

» HELP! Sweet Potato Plant!
by sanderson Yesterday at 7:28 pm

» Tornado Cake
by sanderson Yesterday at 7:18 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in JULY 2017?
by sanderson Yesterday at 7:06 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 5:56 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by bigdogrock Yesterday at 5:03 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:26 pm

» Green Caterpillars
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:22 pm

» What I've learned this year
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:03 pm

» Some of our Gluten-free Cajun Recipes
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:50 pm

» Healthy Meals
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:48 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:43 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 1:23 pm

» California's Drought
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:03 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:51 am

» What do you know about making sauerkraut?
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:16 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by hammock gal 7/21/2017, 8:15 pm

» Just Completed my Garden.....What Should I Plant NOW!
by stealthmayhem 7/21/2017, 8:05 pm

» Your favorite watermelon and pumpkin
by sanderson 7/21/2017, 7:59 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by sanderson 7/21/2017, 7:50 pm

» What Are These Little Guys?
by Fiz 7/21/2017, 7:42 pm

» who has chickens
by llama momma 7/21/2017, 6:50 pm

» Can I use a fabric pot for SFG?
by Fiz 7/20/2017, 11:48 pm

» PVC Watering Grid.
by CitizenKate 7/20/2017, 9:02 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

DECEMBER UPDATE

View previous topic View next topic Go down

DECEMBER UPDATE

Post  dstack on 12/11/2013, 3:47 pm

affraid Just as I feared, the bugs have found my cuke seedlings already! They're too young to die!!!  No  LOL 

Time to try some new things, as we all know the definition of "insanity." So I'm going to mix the cayenne pepper version of this recipe (below) tonight. I've been hoping to find a use for the excessive amount of cayenne pepper that I have. I'll let you know how it goes.


This is from "Natural Solutions to Things That BUG You!" by Dr. Myles H. Bader, which a master gardener recommended (same guy who created a MONSTER by lending me "THE BOOK")...


Last edited by dstack on 12/11/2013, 3:50 pm; edited 3 times in total (Reason for editing : Had to add the bit about the master gardener.)
avatar
dstack

Male Posts : 534
Join date : 2013-08-20
Age : 48
Location : South Florida (Ft. Lauderdale), Zone 10A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: DECEMBER UPDATE

Post  sanderson on 12/11/2013, 3:54 pm

Photo of the pest? Looking forward to your results.
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14216
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: DECEMBER UPDATE

Post  CapeCoddess on 12/11/2013, 4:36 pm

I won't use pepper anymore ever since I hear how dangerous it could be to animals. Please be mindful of your cat's locations when using it and keep them away from it afterward.

CC
avatar
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6191
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 61
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: DECEMBER UPDATE

Post  dstack on 12/11/2013, 5:05 pm

@sanderson wrote:Photo of the pest?  Looking forward to your results.

DSTACK: Once again, I can't get out of this quote box...  I'll have to double check, but I'm pretty sure these are the same critters that originally invaded my cukes, and photos are earlier in this thread. It's the yellowish/greenish aphids.  




Last edited by camprn on 12/11/2013, 5:14 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : fixed quote box)
avatar
dstack

Male Posts : 534
Join date : 2013-08-20
Age : 48
Location : South Florida (Ft. Lauderdale), Zone 10A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: DECEMBER UPDATE

Post  dstack on 12/11/2013, 5:08 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:I won't use pepper anymore ever since I hear how dangerous it could be to animals.  Please be mindful of your cat's locations when using it and keep them away from it afterward.

CC

DSTACK: I have a feeling this quote box issue is a Chrome weakness. Anyway, CC, thanks for the warning. I'll be cautious with my garden cats. They've been pretty good about not getting into the beds where I'll be using it. 


Last edited by camprn on 12/11/2013, 5:17 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : fixed quote box)
avatar
dstack

Male Posts : 534
Join date : 2013-08-20
Age : 48
Location : South Florida (Ft. Lauderdale), Zone 10A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: DECEMBER UPDATE

Post  camprn on 12/11/2013, 5:16 pm

@dstack wrote:
@sanderson wrote:Photo of the pest?  Looking forward to your results.

DSTACK: Once again, I can't get out of this quote box...  I'll have to double check, but I'm pretty sure these are the same critters that originally invaded my cukes, and photos are earlier in this thread. It's the yellowish/greenish aphids.  



I fixed your quote box.

Hey everyone, please read this thread to see how you can use the quote feature better. Also, it is a forum issue not a chrome issue. Boffer is looking into it.  What a Face  Yeah! Boffer!
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t16939-response-to-quote#181209

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: DECEMBER UPDATE

Post  Marc Iverson on 12/11/2013, 5:19 pm

Thre

e ch

eers f
or Boffe
r!

I keed, I keed! You know I love you, Boffer!


Last edited by Marc Iverson on 12/11/2013, 5:21 pm; edited 1 time in total
avatar
Marc Iverson

Male Posts : 3638
Join date : 2013-07-05
Age : 56
Location : SW Oregon

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: DECEMBER UPDATE

Post  camprn on 12/11/2013, 5:21 pm

Good Lord! silly me LOL

Anyway, those buggies are aphids and the insecticidal soap and water spray should help. Also, lady beetles and mantis love to eat them.

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: DECEMBER UPDATE

Post  donnainzone5 on 12/11/2013, 5:23 pm

Dstack,

Those do appear to be aphids. A simple--if temporary-- fix is to spray those critters away with water. Of course, this assumes that additional moisture won't contribute to PM!
avatar
donnainzone5

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 2127
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 70
Location : Bend, OR (Zone 5-6)

View user profile http://www.amway.com/DonnaKBecker

Back to top Go down

garlic/cayenne spray

Post  dstack on 12/12/2013, 9:44 pm

Thanks for the other suggestions, but I had my heart set on trying this method. I've done the water spraying, and spraying neem oil to prevent mildew. I really need something as safe, but aggressive, as possible to repel these bugs. So I've made my batch of garlic/cayenne pepper with a little twist. I added a few drops of Dawn detergent, and about twice as much garlic and pepper than what the recipe calls for. And then after it sat 24 hours, I used the blender, then strained it into the sprayer.

What recipe? It's posted at the very top of this thread.
avatar
dstack

Male Posts : 534
Join date : 2013-08-20
Age : 48
Location : South Florida (Ft. Lauderdale), Zone 10A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: DECEMBER UPDATE

Post  dstack on 12/13/2013, 1:33 pm

In addition, I took the pulp from the mixture, and placed it around each cuke seedling. My garden reeks of garlic and cayenne pepper! But if it keeps the bugs away, I'll be very pleased.

One thing I've noticed is that these bugs are not the same kind of bug as the yellowish/greenish aphids in the pics above. These are brown! I've read that aphids come in many different colors, so it could be chocolate aphids (my made up name), or mites. Does it really make any difference? I want them out whatever they are.  Mad
avatar
dstack

Male Posts : 534
Join date : 2013-08-20
Age : 48
Location : South Florida (Ft. Lauderdale), Zone 10A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: DECEMBER UPDATE

Post  Marc Iverson on 12/13/2013, 2:04 pm

Ooh, so the ants herding the aphids are getting chocolate milk?
avatar
Marc Iverson

Male Posts : 3638
Join date : 2013-07-05
Age : 56
Location : SW Oregon

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: DECEMBER UPDATE

Post  sanderson on 12/13/2013, 2:23 pm

@Marc Iverson wrote:Ooh, so the ants herding the aphids are getting chocolate milk?

 Very Happy 

Dstack - LOVE your avatar. One of your kitties??
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14216
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: DECEMBER UPDATE

Post  dstack on 12/13/2013, 2:24 pm

Yes, this is our Princess Mimi. She wanted to be a Chistmas ornament. :-D
avatar
dstack

Male Posts : 534
Join date : 2013-08-20
Age : 48
Location : South Florida (Ft. Lauderdale), Zone 10A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: DECEMBER UPDATE

Post  Marc Iverson on 12/13/2013, 3:08 pm

*sigh* reminds me of our lost cat who used to do that.
avatar
Marc Iverson

Male Posts : 3638
Join date : 2013-07-05
Age : 56
Location : SW Oregon

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: DECEMBER UPDATE

Post  dstack on 12/13/2013, 3:19 pm

:-(
avatar
dstack

Male Posts : 534
Join date : 2013-08-20
Age : 48
Location : South Florida (Ft. Lauderdale), Zone 10A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: DECEMBER UPDATE

Post  sanderson on 12/13/2013, 3:25 pm

Ditto :-(
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14216
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: DECEMBER UPDATE

Post  donnainzone5 on 12/13/2013, 3:36 pm

Ditto again.
avatar
donnainzone5

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 2127
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 70
Location : Bend, OR (Zone 5-6)

View user profile http://www.amway.com/DonnaKBecker

Back to top Go down

Re: DECEMBER UPDATE

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum