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Monday, May 25, 2009

White Flies

I found white flys were damaging my huge zucchini plant. First the leaves were turning yellow, which I thought was due to some very hot days here in the Sacramento Valley. Alas, that wasn't it. White flies were soon eating the leaves. I concocted a spray bottle full of water with onion, garlic and hot sauce. Here is a recipe from CBC News: Garlic and soap insecticide
Pulverize in a blender a couple of whole cayenne peppers, a large onion and a whole bulb of garlic with a little water. Cover this mash with a gallon of water, let stand 24 hours and strain. Spray daily on roses, azaleas, and vegetables to kill an infestation of bugs. Don't throw away the mash; bury it among the plants where insects occur.

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