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simonj
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:05 am    Post subject: Caterpillars Reply with quote

Under fairlyt heavy attack despite my best efforts - Is there any point in using liquid derris plus when an infestation is established, or will I have to try something else?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

shake off the caterpilars and handpick the bigger ones , then spray with a solution of salt and water, repeat the spray 24 hours later.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hit them with a garlic spray today, tomorrow will move on with your advice

What is really annoying is that the Bloemendaalse Geld cabbage were hard to get going, and they are a dutch heritage variety I intend to make into zuurkool, a dutch sauerkraut

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