Re: [gardeners] Saturday in the garden

margaret lauterbach (
Mon, 15 May 2000 10:12:00 -0600

BT is safer than pyrethrins. Margaret L

>Good morning, Barb,
>You must not grow zonal geraniums, tomatoes or cole crops in your garden.
I am
>having a continual fight against tobacco budworms, which devastate the blooms
>of my zonal and some regals even before they can open, by hollowing them out
>from within. And the loopers! This is our first try at cabbage, brussels
>sprouts and cauliflower, and it is a never-ending battle. We must use some
>of insect control, and this year we are using pyrethrin, but carefully, since
>Penny warned about burning foliage.
>The bees seem not to be deterred, nor the butterflies (I could care less
>cabbage moths!), nor the hummingbirds which breed in our garden.
>We just feel it is necessary if we are to have any flowers and veggies
that are
>not chewed to ribbons!