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  1. #1
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    Default Spraying for fall garden pest

    Does anyone know of something i can put in a sprayer to spray my veges with out killing my bees

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    Default Re: Spraying for fall garden pest

    Every poison has risk but generally if the plants are not blooming your bees are not there so you are safe.
    The plants that are blooming I spray liquid seven on them at dusk after the bees go home and its dried by morning so its somewhat safer than during the day.
    Have t had a major kill yet.
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    Default Re: Spraying for fall garden pest

    Water.
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    Default Re: Spraying for fall garden pest

    Round up, wait, that might hurt your bees....

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    Default Re: Spraying for fall garden pest

    How about telling us what pests you have to kill? I can't think of a single substance from the most benign organic to the most toxic poison, that will kill every and any "garden pest" and leave your bees alone.

    Wayne

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    Default Re: Spraying for fall garden pest

    some kind of cut worm eating my beans and collards and lettice

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    Default Re: Spraying for fall garden pest

    Will BT work?
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    Default Re: Spraying for fall garden pest

    A half cup of dish soap in a gallon of water kills most insects that you get the soapy water on, and does very little once dry.

    If you want to use an insecticide, just spray it on at sunset. And avoid powers like seven dust if there are flowers that bees might visit present.

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    Default Re: Spraying for fall garden pest

    thank you

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    Default Re: Spraying for fall garden pest

    You can not kill pests that require stronger chemicals to kill if you have bees near by and the plants you want to protect from pests have flowers. The only thing you can do is time that the plants are not blooming and when bees went home before night.

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    Default Re: Spraying for fall garden pest

    [QOTE=TRIMMAN;855747]some kind of cut worm eating my beans and collards and lettice[/QUOTE]
    Honey bees don't work green beans or lettuce don't know about collards.

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    Default Re: Spraying for fall garden pest

    Dish soap and water method has done wonders for me.

    Incests don't have an impermeable skin like us mammals do, so when they come in contact with the soupy water it absorbs into their skin, killing them. It then dries and becomes ineffective, for this reason you have to apply often to get it ONTO the bugs. I keep some in a garden sprayer and will spray twice a day if there is a problem.

    I saved my entire garden with this method and even a very large cherry tree who had a horrible infection of worms last year, eating leaves and everything. Last year I sprayed it twice a day for a week and this year it was stronger than it had been in years!

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    Default Re: Spraying for fall garden pest

    I use water / ammonia 50:50 and a pinch of dish soap on the veg. I hit them in the evening and mostly target slugs. Ammonia is a fertilizer but do not overdo it on the tomato’s or it will give them end rot. I need something to kill out the root grubs in my raspberries, I have always used seven before but the odd weather seems my berries have been blooming odd times this year.
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    Default Re: Spraying for fall garden pest

    Cut worms and cabbage butterfly catipillars are well controlled with BT and if the bees happen to bring some back to the hive it will help with wax moth larvae.

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