Re: [gardeners] Planted

Margaret Lauterbach (
Thu, 15 Mar 2001 09:12:25 -0700

Penny, I think if you cover your row with agricultural fleece/floating row 
cover/Reemay/harvest Guard or whatever name it goes by in your area, you 
can prevent the damage. Culprits are probably cabbage root maggots that 
attack cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, turnips, radishes, etc. Floating row 
cover is the surest control, but "Tiny Game Hunting" indicates that tea 
leaves or coffee grounds mixed in the soil are a deterrent to the flies 
that lay eggs that hatch into these maggots. Margaret L

At 11:17 PM 3/14/01 -0500, you wrote:
>George, I'm a bit behind in my messages -- but I would like to
>ask something:  there are plenty of veggie seeds which we have
>planted over the years, but there's one that never does well,
>in any cultivar, and that's radish. We don't croud them, we do
>water them (perhaps too much), but even when everything else
>is growing fine, the radishes have insect blemishes in their
>pulp.  Is there such a thing as an insecticide which is not toxic to
>humans, but could save our radishes?
>Penny, NY
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