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Thanks for that tip, Vicky :)
Some dang bugs ruined my indoor salad/herbs boxes. I set one outside so they can freeze to dead tonight what I didn't squish with my fingers.
Catherine if you can't find them you can make your own out of yellow paper and anything sticky, I think even vaseline.
Muriel...I did have the yellow sticky fly strips last summer, never thought about this time of year, might see if I can get some of them now, Thanks :)
Oh, I do see what you mean now, Bob. I do beg your pardon. Thank you for the further explanation :) I know it is all trial and error with gardening, that's why I am trying different methods!
I did get the pocket gopher. Used a trap. Man, amazing how much digging one gopher can do in a short amount of time!
Catherine, have you tried sticky fly tape? I too try to be organic, but occasionally when things like snails are decimating my hard work, I resort to bait in a non-pourous container like a plastic jar on its side so the snails die inside and the bait doesn't leach into the soil. Strips might trap enough to make a dent in the population.
.. Good God, yes...quite wrongly. My response to your question is quite direct...it's up to you. In many cases, folks will choose to ignore, address organically or go to a chemical and use as prescribed. I happen to be one who is organic up the the point that product suffers from it and in Florida, it's really difficult to be 100% organic and have dependable yields year after year...but that does not mean we don't try. In your case, I'd do exactly as I would here..if organics are not working, I'd not hesitate to use a stronger solution and only as directed. That's the choice I see all of us having when circumstances like yours pop up and they do for all of us.
So what are you really saying Bob? I was just asking members for advise about an issue I was having with the flies. I do garden organically,that is why I was asking. I thought Garden-Share was for all of us to share our questions and help each other when we can. I do not understand the meaning of your last sentence..Must I figure out my problem myself and not ask for advise from members??
I am sorry if I picked you up wrongly!
Catherine .. it's the nature of Garden Share forum to be environmentaly conscious and organically inclined .. as it should be. I saw a comment in a local garden blog yesterday that kinda' sums up the issue of pests as I see it; there are three choices: ignore them, treat them organically or go chemical and knock the infestation down. In my world, that translates to the simple question of "am I growing these veggies for food or for a hobby and looking good?" It's up to each of us to figure that out when confronted by issues like yours. Cheers!
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