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    Standard over the counter poisons

    Hi People, been doing a lot of gardening as of late and sadly is in the process of rebuilding my greenhouse as the PVC one couldn't handle it. Anyhow i am growing veggies for consumption AND for selling at the local market. Now this is very lucrative and i am looking into expanding this venture "micro farm" into its full potential.

    So obviously living in Mpumalanga there are many pests like moths destroying my plants. Now i have used the following to combat other problems i have.

    Dish-washing liquid.
    Lime Sulphur
    Bicarbonate of Soda

    Looking for Eden Shield Direct
    Neem oil

    i use this to protect my squash plants But saw a few pests buzzing around and it seems my treatment isn't protecting my plants.

    So i turn to the experts! What is a good all rounder that i can use and still feel safe in the product i am selling/eating. I don't like poisons in general.

    Also if anyone can give me tips on how to break down chlorine in water that would help a lot because our tap water smells like pool water and yes it burns your eyes.

    thank you for your help, looking forward to your replies.
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    put all the cigarette stompies you can find into a 200L drum and when you have a really strong smelling dark brown solution spray that on the plants and the ground around them making sure you get under the leaves as well.
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    To get rid of the chlorine in the water, you require an activated carbon filter.
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    Have been grow veggies for a while, but finally made a shade netting "green house" - working brilliantly.

    I use a dish washing liquid / water mix for aphids - works well

    For caterpillars/ moths. In a blender mix a full head of garlic and a handful of chillies. Put in a jar with about 750ml water and let it sit overnight. Strain contents well, cloth then paper towel works. Then I dilute @ 1 to 3 and spray on the leaves, I use a small 1lt pressure pump spray to get under the leaves.

    But with both you need to apply fairly often - once a week seems to work for me.

    Letting the municipal water stand for a while supposedly gets rid of the chlorine - think it called "off gas" something like that. I run my water into a 100lt bin first. It lets it of gas as well as I chuck nutrients in it - normally "worm tea". You should think of making a worm farm, easy to make and great way to compost.

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