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Thread: a first time sarr growers worst nightmare

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    Speaking of Pyrethrins, Crysanthemums (mums) are a natural source of Pyrethrum. Anybody try growing those plants amongst CP's?

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    Ummm... does accidentally count?

    Lol, my mom bought all the mums homedepot had because they were on sale a few years ago and now we've got like 15 growing around the property and one is next to the bog. No aphids lol but that's probably a coincidence.

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    couldent do it yesterday cuase i notice that i needed bout 6 inch. of distilled water to submerge the plants and i only have bout 2 gallons so im going to have to get some today. unfortunately i noticed yesterday that not only my young sarr's infected but my Vft as well, so im going to have to submerge him too, is that ok?

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    If you have enough water to do, try submerging them. However, with many plants being affected, it might be wiser to go with an insecticide. The rough equivalent of the UK's Provado is a product by Bayer, found in Home Depot, Lowes..., that is broad spectrum. It's used for killing a multitude of insects on roses.

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    It could be worse. You could have gotten a mealy bug infestation which can infest the rhizomes, in which case sometimes the only option is to toss the plant.

    It might be better to remove the aphids on your VFTs by hand or use an insecticide. They don't like being waterlogged but may tolerate the dunking.
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    well ive already submerged them, im takeing them out tommorrow it will be two days, so hopefully all the bugs will be dead.

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    For leftovers and small scale projects, alcohol and a q-tip gets the job done pretty well. However, some things you just don't wanna futz with and you should just go to a pesticide (eg mealybug.)
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    ok, thanks for the tip, i dont mind futz as you call it so i might go the q-tip way.

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