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Topic by MsDebbieP posted 03-28-2012 11:09 PM 730 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MsDebbieP

14683 posts in 2656 days
hardiness zone 5b

03-28-2012 11:09 PM

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 1195 days
hardiness zone 10

03-28-2012 11:35 PM

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 1959 days
hardiness zone 7b

03-28-2012 11:51 PM

Wonder if it will keep slugs off?

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Cindy

346 posts in 1367 days
hardiness zone 6

03-29-2012 12:17 AM

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 937 days
hardiness zone 4b

03-31-2012 05:54 AM

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

14683 posts in 2656 days
hardiness zone 5b

03-31-2012 09:52 AM

boiling water?

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

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TiffinMn

31 posts in 937 days
hardiness zone 4b

03-31-2012 05:18 PM

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

14683 posts in 2656 days
hardiness zone 5b

03-31-2012 06:33 PM

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

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

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