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Maxillarias - 56 at Andy's

posted by: whitecat8 on 03.26.2011 at 01:49 pm in Orchids Forum

Found them late last night - what a treat.

Here is a link that might be useful: Maxillarias at Andy's


clipped on: 03.26.2011 at 04:29 pm    last updated on: 03.26.2011 at 04:29 pm

RE: Help w/ ants and aphids (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: everlasting on 05.15.2007 at 12:57 am in Organic Gardening Forum

I use organic essential oils to get rid of pest bugs....

Ants dont like peppermint

Aphids dont like peppermint, cedar wood, or spearmint.

I just mix a drop or two in a spray bottle and spray the area, whether it is in the house or outside. Essnetial oils are concetrated, so only a few drops are needed. However, once I didnt even dilute the peppermint essential oil. I just put 4 drops around my plant (no directly on it!) and those ants havent came back yet!

It send those bugs running!

There are also other types of essential oils to use on other pest bugs! It makes for a wonderful all natural product!

Here is a list of my essential oils and what bugs they work for. Try as I might, I cant find the original website where I got these:

Ants: peppermint
Aphids: cedar wood, peppermint, spearmint
Beetles: peppermint, thyme
Cutworm: thyme sage
Fleas: peppermint, lemon-grass, lavender
Flies: lavender, peppermint, rosemary, sage
Gnats: patchouli, cedar wood, peppermint
Lice: peppermint
Mosquitoes: lavender, lemon-grass, eucalyptus, cypress, lemon, orange, cedar wood, peppermint, geranium
Moths: cedar wood, peppermint, lavender, and even a glass of wine
Slugs: cedar wood. Fir (pine)
Ticks: clove, lemon-grass, sage, thyme
Weevils: cedar wood, patchouli, sandalwood

(essential oils also make WONDERFUL cleaners in the home! Depeinding on the essential oil being used, they can be germicides, fungicides, and can kill viruses too!!!)


clipped on: 05.28.2007 at 08:55 pm    last updated on: 05.28.2007 at 08:55 pm

Help w/ ants and aphids

posted by: txchristie on 05.14.2007 at 07:08 pm in Organic Gardening Forum

Hi, new to posting here and looking for help w/ my veggies. First I noticed black ants on my cantelope flowers. Upon closer inspection I saw little grey things--aphids? The next day they (ants) had moved over to my bush beans. One plant had the dreaded brown, crispy leaves. I tossed it. Now a couple more have browning leaves. Is this aphids, and if so, how do I stop it? Last year I thought, "No chemicals!" and as a result lost almost all my toms to aphids (if that's what causes dead, crispy leaves). What steps can I take to stop the damage?



clipped on: 05.28.2007 at 08:54 pm    last updated on: 05.28.2007 at 08:54 pm