Bug Damage – Growing a Vegetable Garden

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    25 Responses to “Bug Damage – Growing a Vegetable Garden”

    1. ScopedOUT2 Says:

      @webcajun NO DON”T!!!! I’m dead serious man. BT is really bad, once it gets in the food chain it causes all kinds of problems.

    2. ScopedOUT2 Says:

      I don’t want to be offensive, but I’m just wondering how much of a crop can be destroyed by insects? Is it really so devastating to destroy an entire crop or just a portion?

      Next, why not introduce other insects or animals that eat these deadly pests? Why not introduce plants that help protect other plants???

      Permaculture anyone?

    3. webcajun Says:

      @ScopedOUT2 … give permaculture a try and let us know how well it works. Yes, insects can destroy entire crops and it doesn’t take them long….. Donald

    4. ScopedOUT2 Says:

      @webcajun I kinda got the feeling you were being sarcastic and skeptic of permaculture with your statement?

      Just seriously trying to know, not trying to get offensive.

    5. ScopedOUT2 Says:

      /watch?v=D_GohbbmoKs That’s one example of someone using the principles without knowing he was using permaculture design.

      I can understand the obstacles to permaculture with today’s mass-production techniques for harvesting and profits involved, but I urge you to use poly-culture at the very least (if you’re not doin so already). In USA we’re losing 1,000s of acres of farmland turned to wasteland by irresponsible practices.

    6. webcajun Says:

      @ScopedOUT2 … not being sarcastic at all. Would like to hear from someone who’s tried it and how well they did. I do use some organic methods but I refuse to allow months of hard work and expense to be destroyed by insects. When it comes to insecticides and commercial fertilizer is all about using “common sense”…… Donald

    7. ScopedOUT2 Says:

      Hey Webcajun,

      Why don’t you just use compost tea to control bug damage and plant some marigolds near your plants. Compost tea will be very good for you and your crops.

      #1 Its very inexpensive and you can make it yourself
      #2 It will cause your plants to grow extraordinarily large
      #3 It should create a wax seal when you spray it on your plants (above and below leaves) and thus kept out bugs.

      The marigolds will also prevent other pests from coming along and doing damage like nematodes.

    8. spokanetrish Says:

      You crack me up! “LUCY!” I’ve watched at least half of your vid’s…keep ’em coming! I bet those grandbabies of yours are still talking about GrandDad’s Driveway Tomatoes 🙂 You so remind me of friends we left back in Missouri…take care!

    9. webcajun Says:

      @spokanetrish … Now I have what looks like a cantaloupe vine growing in the same spot. Glad you enjoy the videos……Donald

    10. bobboberan Says:

      I use 8 oz of hydrogen peroxide and 8 oz of white sugar per gallon of water it’s pretty sticky and like 7 will clog up your sprayer .

    11. jakearick Says:

      @ScopedOUT2 I wish that compost tea and marigolds would keep all bugs away but they dont. In fact I have used a good compost tea in combination with companion planting and crop rotation and of course I will still get infestations. Soap/hot sauce sprays dont work for cabbage worms. I think companion planting is a good idea but it is not going to a whole lot in terms of keeping pests away.

    12. ScopedOUT2 Says:

      @jakearick Compost tea will create a wax layer and seal your plants. If that’s not good enough you should use copper lining around beds to keep slugs out. Otherwise, theres some sort of natural deficiency in the food cycle. Therefore, you should introduce native animals to control these pests. If you can’t use native animals, some farm animals work fine. For example, ducks will control your slug problem to levels that are manageable for your farm or garden.

    13. jakearick Says:

      @ScopedOUT2 I know about the effects of compost tea, I use it.. The copper tape would work but it’s expensive. I know ducks would work but I live in the city limits and therefore is illegal where I live. I have tried sluggo with little success. And I do know that diotamacious earth works but might not work in my garden. I do have slug problems pretty bad. Maybe you could take a look at my garden (I have a few vids up) and let me know if you have any ideas. Thanks!

    14. ads92557 Says:

      I had a real problem with green horned worms on my tomato plants. I tried the ivory dish washing detergent along with hot peppers and garlic and that didn’t do a thing to keep them off my plants. I don’t know if the bar of soap makes a difference but I will give that a shot this year. I did buy sevin and it does work but I didn’t know if I was using to much and concerned that it would get into the veggies. Did you have good results using the ivory concauction on the same plants you used 7 on?

    15. webcajun Says:

      @ads92557 … Sevin works real well on the horn worms. Usually one application is all it takes. The organic spray works on some insects but not all. It also has to be applied on a regular basis. I found it’s best use before you have a real problem and not wait till you see lots of damage. Would I depend entirely on the organic spray, of course not……Donald

    16. DesertDigger1 Says:

      Last year I had a cut worm problem with my okra plants here in S.E.Az.Theres a website called Southwest Gardening through New Mexico University,with many how to videos and its free.Any how I cut the ends off plastic water bottles and placed them over my young okra plants and low and behold if it didnt work! I removed the bottels when the plants got about a foot tall past a stage where the cut worms couldnt “saw’ off the plants.

    17. webcajun Says:

      @DesertDigger1 …good tip…..Donald

    18. SidneyBou Says:

      Goodness you explain it well. You must keep the insects at bay. You must keep the plants fertlized. Least is best but when you have to you have to.

    19. webcajun Says:

      @SidneyBou …Like anything else use only as much as you have to……Donald

    20. witcheswind Says:


    21. 2Bibleppl Says:

      I really like your large black mater head garden pest (((HUGS)))) to him/her.Thanks for all of the great information.

    22. webcajun Says:

      @2Bibleppl …You’re welcome, glad you enjoy……Donald

    23. gizmotwadlebutt Says:

      Do you have trouble with cucumber beatles?

    24. gizmotwadlebutt Says:

      Do you have trouble with cucumber beatles?
      On some lables the amount of time until you can harvest just has PHI with a number. This means prehavest interval and the number is in days until you can harvest after applying the spray. I am sure most folks will know this but it may help someone.

    25. webcajun Says:

      @gizmotwadlebutt …Yes we have em around here too……Donald

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