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June 21, 2012

Those pretty little white cabbage moths are flitting through my garden now, which means holes in plants. I reluctantly dust the plants with a pesticide and that takes care of them for awhile. It's the only insecticide I use. I asked readers how they control bugs. Here are a few answers:

1. Chickens!

2. Natural repellent made from dawn dish soap, water, crushed garlic cloves, red pepper. Works great and doesn't kill the bees!

3. Squish them when I see them on my plants.

4. Cedar mulch

5. Dust them

6. Make a tea out of tomato leaves and stems by soaking them in a bucket of water for a day or two. Aphids and all sorts of other bugs hate it when you spray it on them.

Thanks for the ideas!

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