Re: [gardeners] soap

Terry King (
Wed, 10 Mar 1999 06:59:42 -0600

If you know were to still by dishSOAP please let me know.  Even Ivory liquid 
is now a detergent not a soap.  Detergents although made on similar 
principles as soap are much much harsher on plants and human skin.  
Detergents work for aphids but at a greater risk for your plants I would 

Fels Naptha is soap with napthlene added.  Not something I would be 
comfortable using on food plants.

On Wed, 10 Mar 1999 07:11:25 -0500, Byron.Bromley wrote:

>My point of soap. I got flammed on another list for mentioning using
>dishsoap for aphids.
>A: The orignal soap was about the same as Fels Naptha
>     Recommended in many OG books
>     Pain in the butt to use 
>B: Safers soap is a potassium based soap 4X the cost and
>    4x the amount needed as regular dish soap
>C: Regular dishsoap seems to be just as effective at 1/16th the
>    cost.
>A Yankee Tightwad

Terry King                  North Central Eastern Washington        USDA zone 4, Sunset Zone 1