Well, I knew it would happen sooner or later and I have two diffrent bugs attacking my garden. So I'm applying some Thuricide mixed 3 Tsp per gallon. For any not in the know, Thuricide is "Bacillus Truringensis" or better known as (BT)
So far it's worked for me on almost everything that eats my plants. Now squash bugs the only thing I find that works is spraying water mixed with liquid dish soap and it kills then within seconds of contact.
GA, on your collards, if you give them a shake, do little white things fly out? I've had success spraying those (whiteflies) with diluted dish soap, as well as diluted neem oil if you have it.
My collards lived through the winter so they've already gone to flower and are huge, gnarly "vines" that are crawling out of their raised beds. Thankfully, some seed is growing and I also have normal plants to take over when I finally pull these behemoths. I'm happy to see contented honeybees enjoying the yellow blossoms so I'm not ditching them just yet.
Publius... I sure don't want to sound argumentative here, but Bt is simply NOT effective against the adult forms of *any* insects that I know of, and the most common strain only works against the larvae of the lepidoptera genus.
So, if you have any other types of insects eating your plants... I'm wondering what in hell they're adding to a commercial product and calling it plain Bt?!!
The only reason I'm posting this- it's your garden, after all, and if it's working for you, it's certainly none of my business!!- is that I'd hate to see someone with a huge cucumber beetle problem, or flea beetles, or something else wiping out their plants thinking "gee, I can just use that Bt stuff and be all set"...
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