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
» What is this? Plant identification?
by yolos Today at 10:07 pm

» N&C Midwest—January 2018!!!
by Scorpio Rising Today at 8:47 pm

» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by Scorpio Rising Today at 8:45 pm

» My first Attempt
by Scorpio Rising Today at 8:43 pm

» January 2018 Avatar: Surprise Us
by CapeCoddess Today at 4:38 pm

» Anyone have rabbits on purpose?
by Ginger Blue Today at 2:56 pm

» The Winter Journey and greenhouse plastic
by sanderson Today at 2:18 pm

» Too Many Red Wiggler Worms in Raised Beds??
by sanderson Today at 1:59 pm

» Meat Lover's Recipes by SQWIB
by sanderson Today at 1:50 pm

» Biochar?
by countrynaturals Today at 12:24 pm

» has55's R & D Journey
by has55 Today at 9:17 am

» Newspapers vs Weed Cloth
by Saazhops Today at 8:48 am

» Weight Watchers Turkey, Bean and Vegetable Chili
by sanderson Yesterday at 11:30 pm

» Appetizer Recipes by SQWIB
by sanderson Yesterday at 11:19 pm

» SUGA 2017
by SQWIB Yesterday at 4:55 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:19 pm

» Spring Fever Anyone?
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:37 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in January 2018
by Kelejan Yesterday at 2:36 pm

» 2018 - First Annual Seed Exchange Week - January 20-28 (Edited)
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:23 pm

» Is there ever enough compost?
by Kelejan Yesterday at 1:15 pm

» Areogardening
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:38 am

» My Shreveport Garden 2018
by sanderson 1/21/2018, 4:47 pm

» Are vegetables hurt by too much light?
by BeetlesPerSqFt 1/20/2018, 8:38 am

» Seed Starting!!
by brianj555 1/19/2018, 9:14 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by sanderson 1/19/2018, 2:56 pm

» Sow True Seeds
by AtlantaMarie 1/19/2018, 8:00 am

» Colored Mulch
by No_Such_Reality 1/18/2018, 7:12 pm

» Taking on 4 Season Gardening
by Roseinarosecity 1/18/2018, 5:19 pm

» Fourth Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 1/18/2018, 3:53 pm

» Butternut squash, turkey Italian sausage, cannelini bean soup
by yolos 1/17/2018, 9:25 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Look at these leaves--What do I do now?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Look at these leaves--What do I do now?

Post  aliciazim on 6/23/2010, 7:57 pm

Okay, I think I have numerous problems. I think I have that fungus on my cucumber leaves (I took several pix) and I KNOW I have Japanese beetles 'cuz I smacked one off of my basil. The basil leaves are getting really bad now. They used to just have little dots on them, but now there are holes. I also saw one of those cucumber beetle things (the striped ones). I also saw some other bug that I took a pic of. I don't know if I can show all these pictures with one message, but I will try it out.

SHOULD I... cut off the affected leaves--cucumber leaves and basil leaves (oh, and forgot to mention the holes and chew marks in my eggplant leaves)?? I purchased that Neem stuff and am a little nervous about spraying everything before I check here. I'm so worried that I am going to lose all my stuff! So much hard work, time, effort and money invested!

aliciazim

Posts : 31
Join date : 2010-05-27
Location : Western NY

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Look at these leaves--What do I do now?

Post  aliciazim on 6/23/2010, 8:04 pm

Obviously my attempts to post the pix have failed miserably. I will have to have my husband post them tomorrow. Sad

But, if anyone has any ideas in the meantime given the written info I posted, please let me know.

Thanks,
Alicia Z.

aliciazim

Posts : 31
Join date : 2010-05-27
Location : Western NY

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Look at these leaves--What do I do now?

Post  kimbertangleknot on 6/23/2010, 8:27 pm

I always cut off the affected leaves, and I am not a person to shy away from using what I have to do get rid of bugs. I prefer not to, and I hold out as long as I can, but I refuse to let food go down the drain so easily. I would any spray (organic or not) only after the sun is low in the sky. The sun can easily help scorch your plants with anything on them that is wet, and even more so with chemicals (and most directions say not to use it while the sun is high in the sky).

Kill those suckers!
avatar
kimbertangleknot

Female Posts : 274
Join date : 2010-06-21
Age : 36
Location : Charlotte, NC -+- Zone 7

View user profile http://www.moonflyart.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Look at these leaves--What do I do now?

Post  Retired Member 1 on 6/23/2010, 9:57 pm

Neem is perfectly safe for consumption--it can be taken internally. Just be careful of bees. I spray in the late afternoon/ early evening when most of the blooms are closed. That way hopefully I don't zap bees as well. Neem oil does work on many bugs and is a fungicide, so it is a valuable tool in the garden. Just mix it according to directions -- more is not better.

I don't take off leaves that are bug eaten, but will strip any that have fungus, blight or other diseases.

Retired Member 1

Female Posts : 904
Join date : 2010-03-03
Location : USA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Look at these leaves--What do I do now?

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