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January 20th, 2011, 10:43 AM
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I have had problems with bugs in the past but I try to keep my garden organic. So what do you do keep bugs from eating your plants?
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January 24th, 2011, 12:47 PM
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I usually use Sevens Dust. But I am always looking for new things. I am currently reading a book on organic growing so I'll let you know when I get to this chapter .
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January 25th, 2011, 08:26 AM
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I've heard (don't remember exactly) that minty plants that are planted around the house keeps bugs away from the house but their roots are insane so they're not to be planted w/ other stuff.

Not for sure on that though.

I don't know what to do about bugs ON the plants. My mom used to use a bit of dishsoap in water and spray em, but I'm not sure how healthy that is.
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January 25th, 2011, 12:49 PM
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It depends on what bugs I see on what. Usually I try to plant some stink plants in my garden, like marigolds, as they deter some bugs. I hear they keep dogs away too, but haven't had to test that out yet.
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January 25th, 2011, 06:54 PM
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I don't know what to do about bugs ON the plants. My mom used to use a bit of dishsoap in water and spray em, but I'm not sure how healthy that is.
I have heard about diluted dishsoap too but didnt know if it was safe for veggies or fruits.
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