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 Post subject: caterpillars
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:50 am 
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caterpillars,any ideas how to get rid of them
munching their way throught my plants


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:23 pm 
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Bacillus thuringiensis or Bt, as it is commonly known
is effective, sprayed on your plants.

It messes up their digestive system and they stop feeding
and die.

Home remedy I've heard of : dust your plants, when wet, with
plain flour......the caterpillars get covered and they fall off.!!

Shame to kill them..........butterflies are scarce.

Happy hunting.!


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:34 pm 
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they are eating everything
picking them off is not helping, so if i dont something i will have nothing left


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:38 pm 
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Bernie - Get spraying a.s.a.p.


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You feel awful because they are eating
away at everything, but at the same time
you are losing these lovely butterflies.
It's rare to see a lot of Butterflies here.
I know there are certain flowers that
you plant, if you want to attract them.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:03 am 
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Is it the cabbage white butterfly that is the pest? I've always thought that if you have a patch/pot of nasturtiums in the garden they'll probably go for those before anything, but I'm not sure how true this is. They do consume them voraciously, though, so it kind of makes sense if you're not worried about the nasturtiums - although they might encourage even more butterflies!


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