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KarenLindee

A newly obsessed gardener in Cairns, FNQ. Apartment gardener, sustainibilist, enviro consultant, flower and food lover.🌻🌷😊🍅🌶

Capsicum Annuum 'Hungarian Wax'

  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2017
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KarenLindee

My poor little seedlings! They have been getting smashed by tiny little caterpillars. Every morning I go out at pull 1-2 off each seedling and there are more by the next day. Any suggestions for deterring them? #help #caterpillars #seedlings #pest #pestcontrol

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jamimc

Garlic spray

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belle1988

You could maybe try a pest oil spray from bunnings there is a wide variety or if your looking for a cheaper and easier spray try dishsoap mixed with water I use a couple of good pumps into a spray bottle and fill with water then give your plant a good spray it won't hurt your plant 😊 @KarenLindee

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brightcolours

Check the undersides for the eggs?

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brightcolours

#pestcontrol #pestcontrol-caterpillar

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KarenLindee

That sounds like a nice easy fix @belle1988. Thanks

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KarenLindee

I'm intrigued @jamimc, with the garlic spray, do you just put crushed ginger in the water and then water the plants?

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KarenLindee

@brightcolours, I have not looked specifically because they are so small but I run my fingers along the underside and top of the leaves to catch all the caterpillars so I don't think the eggs would stay..

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jamimc

Mix garlic with hot water let it cool then stain into a spray bottle and spray on plants that the way I know to use it good luck 😀

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kittenflower

Garlic water is a good idea.

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brightcolours

#garlicspray #gardenhorror

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