Re: [gardeners] Rubbing alcohol

Bill Loke (
Wed, 15 Mar 2000 18:26:59 -0500

Well if you are going to spray, then buy a bottle of Murphy's oil soap mixed
one ounce to 2 quarts of water. Works on many sucking critters.such as mites
and aphids and mealy bugs.
Bill Loke; Kars, Ontario. USDA Z 4B/5A

----- Original Message -----
From: Ron Hay <>
To: gardeners <>
Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2000 5:59 PM
Subject: [gardeners] Rubbing alcohol

> It sounds like a great idea, but this vine is 40'+ long, with numerous
> intertwined branches. I can't see how I could possibly cover the whole
> thing with a bottle of rubbing alcohol. I would need to fill a 5 gallon
> sprayer with the stuff. ( I guess I could buy this in bulk at a medical
> supply house). This plant is a rain forest weed, albeit a delightful
> one, that, if laid flat, would cover a couple of hundred square feet!
> Ron