Bee safe bug control in the garden


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  1. #1
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    Bee safe bug control in the garden

    Does anyone have any recipes for spray or something for insect control or repellent, on vegetable plants that won't harm the bees?

    Jimmy, there is still so much to be done!

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    Re: Bee safe bug control in the garden

    Quick Lime...It helps the soil, too. Raises the PH.


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    Re: Bee safe bug control in the garden

    I use Diatomaceous Earth for the garden pests,won't harm the bees and works fairly well against most pests.Lowes is on place that carries it.

    http://www.lowes.com/pd_93648-316-HG-93 ... 151&rpp=24
    Getting old is inevitable....Growing old is optional

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    Re: Bee safe bug control in the garden

    Soak a few cigarettes in water overnight and filter it clean. The nicotine extracted into the water is poisinous to insects (like it is to people). Before the modern "fancy" sprays became accepted, nicotine was the method of choice for many garden extermination aplications.
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    Re: Bee safe bug control in the garden

    Quote Originally Posted by Crackerbee
    I use Diatomaceous Earth for the garden pests,won't harm the bees and works fairly well against most pests.Lowes is on place that carries it.

    http://www.lowes.com/pd_93648-316-HG-93 ... 151&rpp=24
    If you have a Tractor Supply Store close, this might be worth looking in to:

    http://www.tractorsupply.com/red-lake-e ... b--1019864
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    Plant enough that the insects can have their share too.


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