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Tue Jun 4, 2019, 05:30 PM

My pumpkin is doing well. I have a worry about my roses.








I've been cutting the invaded buds, maybe aphids?

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Reply My pumpkin is doing well. I have a worry about my roses. (Original post)
Ptah Jun 2019 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 2019 #1
spooky3 Jun 2019 #2
The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 2019 #4
spooky3 Jun 2019 #5
Ptah Jun 2019 #6
BigmanPigman Jun 2019 #3
Ptah Jun 2019 #7
BigmanPigman Jun 2019 #9
marble falls Jun 2019 #8

Response to Ptah (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 05:35 PM

1. Aphids. Find some lady bugs.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 06:16 PM

2. When I used lady bugs, they flew away. Another alternative is

spraying rose bushes with Neem Oil.

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 06:51 PM

4. The aphids must have been substandard

and not to the lady bugs' liking.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 06:58 PM

5. They didn't even give them a chance! I suspect some gardeners use netting to confine them until

they discover the tasty aphids.

This source says you need to use 3000 ladybugs PER rose bush and to take other steps (some of which seem a little cruel) to prevent flying away:

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/lifestyle/home-and-garden/sdut-how-to-make-aphid-eating-ladybugs-feel-welcome-2011jul22-story.html

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 07:23 PM

6. I'll shop here in Tucson for lady bugs.

I'm thinking I will try Diatomaceous earth

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Response to Ptah (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 06:45 PM

3. I have read that if you want one really big

pumpkin you leave only one or two on the vine and cut the rest off. I don't know if this is true or not but it was written in different resources.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 07:47 PM

7. That makes sense.

I'm hoping for one or two biggens.

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Response to Ptah (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 08:22 PM

9. Well, you HAVE TO read this!

I loved this series of books as a kid and teacher and always wanted to try this myself...

https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/2014/09/30/little-house-science-farmer-boys-milk-fed-pumpkin/

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Response to Ptah (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 08:10 PM

8. Gitcha some lady bugs.

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