Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Spraying those Cabbages

I should have mentioned in my earlier blog posting about Cabbage Whites - see below - that if you are spraying plants with water ior a solution of any sort you should do so in the evening or on a cloudy day. If you spray in sunshine there is potential for burning the leaves. The plants should be thoroughly soaked in the spray - both upper and undersides of the leaves.

An equally simple spray for ridding plants of aphids is to add a tablespoon of natural liquid dishwashing soap (such as Biokleen) to 4 pints of water and using a pump-type sprayer. Personally I prefer to leave the aphids and let ladybirds eat their fill but I'm not in the business of growing prize-winning roses.

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