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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:29 pm    Post subject: new to green house Reply with quote

Hello i am very new to growing vegetables in a green house and could do with some help? I have lettuce, onion, cabbage, broccoli. peppers, cucumber potatoes in grow bags,peas and a mix of herbs growing and would like to keep it chemical free as much as i can but want to know if i should be using some thing to keep pests away. im growing everything grow gags and pots on a concrete surface as i dont have much garden space? Can any one help me on what i need to do????????? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a look at this thread, you might get something out of it
http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/about4942.html

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know this is good for aphids, blackfly etc.

Next time you empty a spray cleaner bottle, wash it out. Then find someone growing rhubarb and get some of the cast off leaves. Boil them until they're all soft and 'mushy'. Strain off all the liquid, fill your spray bottle and spray the pests.

I've used this on blackfly that invaded my broad beans and you can actually see them start to drop off as you do it.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blowin I heard that cure before but I never tried it, sounds good and deserves a trial before I pass judgement on it. I have the leaves but I have no aphids YET.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok i will certanly try that. should i be using anything as a precaution or should i just wait and let nature take its course? Wink
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