Keep those Spider Mites away....

Discussion in 'Garden Tips And Talk' started by lawnman61, May 14, 2008.

  1. lawnman61

    lawnman61 New Member

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    This really does work for your tomato plants.
    If you have trouble with Spider Mites and tomato worms...place several Marigold flower plants all around your Tomato plants, at least 5-8 marigolds.
    This will truely keep them away.
    I do this every year and have never had a problem with those pesky critters ever again.
    Hope this helps those of you that don't like using sprays or chemicals on your vegetables.

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  2. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    Thanks Al, I dont like chemicals myself if I dont have to use them.
     

  3. lawnman61

    lawnman61 New Member

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    Mike, using chemicals takes the true flavor of the veggies away. I never use chemicals on my veggies. Organic is the best way to maintain the flavoring of any veggies.

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  4. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Thanks for the info,Al. I havent had spider mites ,and very few mater worms. I will keep it in mind to use in the future though.
     
  5. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    I have all my plants in buckets on my balcony and so far no bugs and some maters are coloring already. I had a couple of cherry maters ready and your right, there better than the store produce by far. :big_smile:
     
  6. lawnman61

    lawnman61 New Member

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    I won't buy maters from the store, I don't care for the taste of them. I like mine fresh from the garden. I use Miracle Grow for Roses on my maters for ferts. It sure make them grow biger and they taste real good too.
    I also use fish parts in the soil for root fertilizer.
    If anyone has any questions on growing things, just ask and I'll tell you some of my secrets....lol

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  7. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    im the same way. any tips for stink bugs?? them dang things eat my zuchinni and pumpkin vines up. i use seven dust but i dont like chemicals either. rabbit poo and sunlight.:big_smile:
     
  8. justwannano

    justwannano Active Member

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    I planted marigolds completely around my garden this year.
    Never tried them before. I'm hoping to keep rabbits away and I am glad to hear they will also keep tomato worms away.
    I'm wondering how close to the tomatos the marigolds need to be?
     
  9. CoonX

    CoonX Member

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    ???????
    What else are you inter-planting with the tomatoes and marigolds?
    Or are you using the marigolds as a trap crop for the spider mites?
    I plant the marigolds for nematode protection, whilst I mix in a few garlic bulbs in for the spider mites.
    Plus I have a bunch of herbs and flowers mixed all over the garden and yard for pest control and trap crops.
     
  10. waynesburgjay

    waynesburgjay New Member

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    Those marigolds will probably keep the rabbits out so I've heard. Another good thing for spider mites is tobacco dust if u can find it. I used it on roses once and it really did the job and it's all natural.
     
  11. roostermandave

    roostermandave New Member

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    i had the same problem in my garden tell i found out using malaton and spearmint would run them off.