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Topic by MsDebbieP posted 883 days ago 712 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MsDebbieP

14682 posts in 2603 days
hardiness zone 5b

883 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: pests organic

Here is a link to some recipes for organic pesticides

I had also recently heard that a tea made from rhubarb leaves is also a good spray. As we know, rhubarb leaves and poisonous so it makes sense that they would make a natural pesticide. Of course the poison is then on the fruit…

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)



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Mickey Cassiba

48 posts in 1142 days
hardiness zone 10

883 days ago

Thank you for that…now if I had a way to shoo the neighborhood cats away without harmin’ them I’d be in good shape. They seem to think that my cutting and seedling beds are some sort of communal litter box.

-- A little dirt never killed anyone.

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TopamaxSurvivor

192 posts in 1906 days
hardiness zone 7b

883 days ago

Wonder if it will keep slugs off?

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Cindy

346 posts in 1314 days
hardiness zone 6

883 days ago

Mickey, I don’t know if you have barberry bushes around, but cuttings from them sprinkled throughout a bed will keep animals away – it’s the thorns. I bought a bunch of cheap ones at Walmart and I grow them in the compost pile just to have thorny cuttings to use. It might help! I have feral cats here, too.

-- ~ Cindy, Virginia Appalachians, UDSA Hardiness Zone 6 ~

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TiffinMn

31 posts in 884 days
hardiness zone 4b

881 days ago

Do You have any organic herbicides? We have a nasty infestation of burning nettle and I am pretty sensitive to it (i think its revenge for my immunity to poison ivy)

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MsDebbieP

14682 posts in 2603 days
hardiness zone 5b

881 days ago

boiling water?

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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TiffinMn

31 posts in 884 days
hardiness zone 4b

880 days ago

I’ll try it and let you know. Its worth a shot.
-off to boil up a pot of water…

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MsDebbieP

14682 posts in 2603 days
hardiness zone 5b

880 days ago

you boil the water and I’ll cross the fingers!

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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