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Home-made bug spray and a leaf eater caught A few days ago I found big leaf holes in my sunflower leaves. As I looked around I saw a grasshopper type bug eating away and its wings looked like leaves. It was pretty and all, but not in my garden. I slipped a big baggie around it and broke off the leaf from the plant.
I relocated him out of my garden, whew. That is the one thing I miss about my winter garden, no bugs! I have never grown zinnias or sunflowers so the process just fascinates me.
I will take more pictures soon as the buds are even more pretty today! Wishing you a wonderful day! Flour and baking soda mixed together can be sprinkled around the garden and on affected plants to deter cabbage worms and aphids.
Baking soda can also be used to avoid fungus.
It will not cure a current fungus problem, but it can prevent the spread. The same can be said of all natural fungicide sprays. Avoid over-using or pouring on the soil. June 4th, 24 Comments 24 Responses and Counting Pamela Brooklyn Farm Girl They give me nightmares!
Oh man, just thinking about them depresses me. Douglas Lloyd Hi, That gren bug looks like a katydid? IF you google the name for images, you will see your culprit. In my garden flowers are planted for bugs. I would rather they chew on them then my garden plants: Doug Melanie Doug, Thanks for letting me know!
I am not familiar with the names and appreciate your research. Good idea about the flowers. Thanks for taking the time to comment.
Happy gardening to you, Melanie.Easy to make and use, homemade garlic-mint garden insect spray was tested on badly attacked basil plants & a flowering vine and worked with only 2 applications! This bug spray has continued to work in my garden as well as many reader’s gardens, too.
Okay guys, I’m excited to finally share with. Ditch the chemicals and learn how to make your own super easy, bug repellent that works!
You'll be able to say bye bye to the bugs this summer! A natural insect repellent? Does it work? You betcha.
How do we know? We've tested it ourselves. Countless days at art fairs on moist park lawns, we thought we'd get eaten alive by mosquitoes. SPF 50+ Sunscreen Spray - Your baby’s world just got bigger!
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It can also act as a repellent against adult. An insect repellent (also commonly called "bug spray") is a substance applied to skin, clothing, or other surfaces which discourages insects (and arthropods in general) from landing or climbing on that surface.