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    Pesticide for vegetables.

    I have a small patch where I grow onions, tomatoes and garlic. It is mostly a hobby to purge the body of stress of the day to day hustle. I never used pesticide in the past, but the bugs got wise to my little patch of heaven, and has been mowing it down since 2 months ago. On the net it is suggested that you give a healthy dose of pesticide as it grows. Then give a dose once a week and 1 week before harvesting I stop the dosage and just water normally to purge the plant from any toxins.

    Is this recommendation correct?
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    SA legislation states you may only use a pesticide as directed on the label of that pesticide.

    Application rates, treatment frequencies and withholding periods before harvest will be a function of the crop, pest and the selected pesticide.
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave A View Post
    SA legislation states you may only use a pesticide as directed on the label of that pesticide.

    Application rates, treatment frequencies and withholding periods before harvest will be a function of the crop, pest and the selected pesticide.
    Thus I conclude, follow the instructions to the letter and I don't end up killing myself in the process. I am still searching for something none toxic but if I cannot find anything I will see to it that I do follow the instructions provided.

    Are there any none toxic solutions available?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Electrode View Post
    Are there any none toxic solutions available?
    That is always a question which places me in something of a dilemma.

    As a registered PCO myself, I am prohibited from recommending anything that isn't a registered Agriculture Remedy (per Act 36 of 1947).

    This means I can't legally recommend something really interesting like diatomaceous earth - which probably ticks most of the boxes a person who asks me the question is actually looking for in a potential answer.

    I probably had better cover the other side of my dilemma. Whereas diatomaceous earth is "non-toxic" enough that it can't be registered as an agricultural remedy, salt (that's right, good old NaCl) is too toxic and persistent to be registered as an agricultural remedy for anything!
    And yet we eat it

    (And a while ago a so-called professional suggested salt as a "safe alternative remedy" for pest control on brick paving. I was suitably horrified).
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    I know that diluting some sunlight dishwashing soap and spraying it on plants helps with bugs.

    My next suggestion... I don't know, but my father got 2 ducks when I was a kid and they did wonders for his veg garden, eating all the bugs. When they were eaten by a hobo the bugs came back, so I guess it worked. They must not live in the veggie patch, but you chase them into the closed veggie garden once a day for a few hours. Sounds odd I know
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