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UR2LOVEIT Posts: 1,387
1/24/11 12:07 A

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Murphy soap - http://www.colgate.com/MurphyOilSoap/produ
cts/original-formula

I think it is just meant to be a soap without bleach more than anything else.

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1/23/11 3:23 P

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Sorry, but what is Murphy's soap? Would the horticultural soad you can buy be as good?

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1/23/11 1:32 A

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Mix together:
1 cup vegetable or white mineral oil
2 cups water
2 teaspoons dish soap (without bleach) or Murphy’s soap

Spray this homemade aphid control mixture on the aphids every few days until the aphids recede. This home remedy to get rid of aphids will suffocate the aphids. Make sure that plants that are treated with this solution are kept out of direct sunlight as the oil may magnify the sunlight and burn the plants.

Gardening is a kind of disease. It infects you, you cannot escape it. When you go visiting, your eyes rove about the garden; you interrupt the serious cocktail drinking because of an irresistible impulse to get up and pull a weed.
~ Lewis Gannit


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1/18/11 3:34 P

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I knew Rhubarb leaves were poinonous but not that they were so useful. I shall stop throwing them into the compost...


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1/18/11 12:54 P

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a tea brewed from rhubarb leaves poisons smaller critters, such as mites, white fly, caterpillars etc. Pour boiling water over crushed rhubarb leaves then leave to soak for several days. Strain, add a good squirt of detergent and dilute enough so that it looks like weak tea and spray over pest infested plants. Repeat every 10 days or so.

Gardening is a kind of disease. It infects you, you cannot escape it. When you go visiting, your eyes rove about the garden; you interrupt the serious cocktail drinking because of an irresistible impulse to get up and pull a weed.
~ Lewis Gannit


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