my cucumber & nasturtium & lettuce are getting eaten. I went out & sprayed castile, water & peppermint oil on them, we will see what happens. I do think I saw some of the little grass hoppers, what's the cure for them? I'm in C springs, the front range.
You could spray the leaves with some diluted castille...around a 5:1 solution (water:castille). Don't rinse it off and see if that does the trick. Which plants are actually getting eaten? And if you are in Colorado, so am I! Where do you live?
CLCCOOL - you live in Colorado, right? If so, it's probably grasshoppers. Right now most of them are pretty small, but take a look... when you're out inspecting, do you see little hoppers (and I mean LITTLE)? The grasshoppers were munching my eggplants and broccoli mostly, and they completely destroyed my baby dahlias , but since I've discovered the culprit, I've been able to keep them mostly under control. So far. Give it a look!
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Have you tried going out at night with a flashlight to determine exactly who is having dinner?
If it's slugs, get 'em drunk. (a little dish or cup about 2/3 full of cheap beer, sunk in the soil so the top of the cup is even with the soil line... they are attracted to the yeast, will drink, get drunk, and fall in and drown). Works like a charm.
The only problem is going to the liquor store and asking the clerk for the cheapest beer they've got... you'll get a funny look!
Okay, I'm really excited, because my plants are actually growing! I even saw a strawberry & some tomatoes! But, something seems to be eating my plant or the leaves! For awhile, I had a spider mite problem, but I think I've cured that. Now, I notice alot of my plant leaves are being eaten. I'm wondering if a good washing with castile soap would help. Has anyone tried it? If so, should I use peppermint or eucalyptus? Any other suggestions?
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