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Monday, June 6, 2011

Killing Spree

 Do you SEE those spots on my tomatoes???
Those little interlopers had already eaten their way into one of my perfect ruby orbs, 
and that cheesed me off mightily.
 You wouldn't like me when I'm cheesed.
 I went into battle, armed with my favorite fast killing insecticide!
 A quick spritz of this will have your precious veggies guarded against attack instantly.
 What is this lethal, chemical laden mix of poison, you ask?

Put a squirt of Dawn dishwashing liquid into a clean, recycled spray container,
about the same amount as you'd use to do a sinkful of dishes.
Yeah, that's it.
Cheap, simple, safe for the kids and the pets, totally non-toxic.
Well, except to those little mites that invited themselves to dinner-
their invitation has been rescinded.

11 comments:

Kim K. said...

You get !em, Sunny!

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

ooh good to know! I knew you'd be doing a natural fix on those critters!! They better hit the road!

Jane @ The Borrowed Abode said...
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Jane @ The Borrowed Abode said...

You are totally my hero. I need to do this so those bugs stop stealing my veggies. I wrote a silly comment just now but deleted it because I forgot to say thanks for sharing this!

Keri said...

That's great! I've used it against bugs, but how do I get rid of the possum that ate my squash??

The White Farmhouse said...

Does this work on horn worms? I get them all over my tomatoes. Ugly suckers too. I do have a question for you. Can you use the vinegar to kill weeds in flower beds? I want to try it cause I am a total lazy gardener! I get so many weeds! I pulled out the landscape fabric cause it had a fungus on it. Love all your gardening tips!

Life in Rehab said...

Keri,
Well, last time we let a possum fry on the transformer at the top of the electrical pole in our backyard, but it knocked out half of our electricity.

And I'm not kidding.

Maggie from The White Farmhouse,
Hornworms need to be manually removed and killed. We use a touch of Sevin dust and drop them in a jar. I know, it's gross, but they're your tomatoes, be vengeful! As for the vinegar trick, it kills whatever it's concentrated on, so be VERY careful. If it wafts over toward a flower, you're fine, but if your flower's roots have spread and it sinks into the ground, you're going to have a brown flower.

Olive Cooper said...

I am ascared of you! Quoting Chuckie from "The Rug Rats" did your kiddos watch them? I am growing watermelon and tomatoes in my compost pile quite by accident. I do not grow veggies only flowers usually.

Chelsea said...

Haha, you show those pesky pests! I'll have to keep this safe and cheap solution in mind for the day I actually get up enough courage to attempt to grow something, haha!

~Chelsea

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Naughty creatures...they obviously did not know who they were dealing with! Hope you get to enjoy the rest of the tomatoes.(-:

Becolorful said...

Good to know. My mom is growing tomatoes this year. I will definitely share this with her. Thanks for linking up to Motivated Monday at BeColorful.
Pam