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Question of the Week 07/11/2020

July 11, 2020


Q: My leaves are getting holes in them and seem to be getting eaten but I don’t know from what. Is there something I can put on them or spray them with to help deter this?

A: One of the best natural, safe ways to take care of this is to spread diatomaceous earth on the leaves of the plant. Make sure you wear a dust mask to prevent you from inhaling the dust. The powder is made from fossilized remains of tiny organism that lived in the ocean.

The powder feels like flour, but is actually sharp and jagged and kills soft body bugs upon ingestion.

The downside is it must be spread every time it rains or washes off and it can change the look of your yard by having your plants covered in what looks like powdered sugar.

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