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Post  Ha-v-v on 5/28/2010, 8:28 am

I bought a bottle of neem oil to use for my garden. My neighbor uses it and thought I will try it. I got it home and started reading the instructions thats because instructions are taped on the back. Well first thing I see is in big bold letters THIS KILLS BEES. I thought dang it, Im not using it. I folded the accordion style paper and stuck it back on the bottle. I had been using Organicide its made with fish oil, sesame oil, I will continue to use it. It does have a fish smell and I even like how it smells in the garden after a spray, fishy smelling yes but I like it. Sounds fishy doesnt it. lololol
I could see me wiping out a whole bee population because I sprayed wrong. I am ok with what bugs, not that many at this point, the hornworms seem to show up when the tomatoes are just ready to pick, that was my experience last year. I had maybe 10 tomatoes as it is from these plants, that wasnt the worms fault it was mine and my lack of garden knowledge Smile

Im just sharing what I read on my bottle of neem oil.
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Post  timwardell on 5/28/2010, 8:35 am

Ha-v-v, Bt will take care of the hornworms without harming the bees (at least that's the consensus after 70 years of use). Bt is a naturally occurring soil bacterium that when ingested by caterpillars causes them to stop eating and die of starvation. It's sold under many different brand names. In my area "diple dust" is one of the most common. I'm sure you can find it easy enough if you google it.
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Post  Ha-v-v on 5/28/2010, 9:06 am

Thank you Tim I found some reading on BT . I like the sound of it. Now to find something with it in it. Im happy with the Organicide its a fungicide too. . I am always looking at the plants for things and those things eat so big ! I learned to look for their waste, that really helped.

Im now going to hunt up products with BT
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Post  Ha-v-v on 5/28/2010, 9:12 am

Excitement !! I did find a product with Bt in it, made by Bonide. And one of local feed stores carries the brand. Yes google is my friend.
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