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Dip cabbages in Jeyes fluid before planting


 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:08 am    Post subject: Dip cabbages in Jeyes fluid before planting Reply with quote

The other day I had a knock on my door and there was an old fella who wanted to do some kind of survey.
My front garden is a bit of a veg plot and he noticed I have spring cabbages planted.
He asked did i dip them in Jeyes Fluid before planting. Somewhat surprised I said no and he said its a good idea as it prevents some kind of cabbage worm eating the plants over the winter.

I would have thought this would have killed the plants myself and wondered if anyone here had heard of such a practice?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

never hears that and i would not do it myself as it would be taken up by the plant
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heard of it used as a soil drench around cabbages, with the scent preventing cabbage root fly from laying their eggs at the base of the plants.
Some older gardeners swear by this.
I never did it myself.

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