Can Garden Pests Be Controlled with Organic Products?

Well, the gardens a kicking Everything’s starting to come in We’re starting to eat out of the garden like we’re supposed to And I love cucumbers and I got a Calypso I planted me some Calypso cucumbers pickles Pickles, and they’re coming along real good and they about it’s about the size there now. They’re really productive This is one of my favorite pickling varieties to grow. All female flowers. All female flowers and loaded up with blooms I was out there earlier this afternoon and the bees was a working the blooms I mean they just tearing it up blooms ever where so I got a good crop of these now Here something new have grown this year never gone before and I eat me a belly full of them last night Uh-oh, I like them. You like them, lemon cucumber. Mm-hmm. Tastes like lemon look like a lemon. Nope, nope, nope Looks kinda like a lemon but don’t taste it tastes like cucumber. Okay. Yep. Very good, we’re gonna slice it up and may partake in it a little bit. I let you taste test of it. Okay, let’s say hey to everybody Hello everyone and welcome to the Row by Row Garden show. We’re excited to have you with us tonight. I’m Travis. I’m Greg We’ve got a really good show planned. We’re gonna talk a little bit later about Organic or kind of all natural pest control solutions for your garden. It’s getting that time of year. When Yeah, I noticed bugs, I notice some bugs in mine so I’ve been on it We’re gonna kind of cover try to cover the full gamut of that. But before we get to that we’re gonna Keep talking about these cucumbers here. So these The gynoecious cucumbers that make all the female flowers What they do is the seed companies they put what I call a pollenizer in there So they try to match it up something similar. So They’ll every and I don’t know what the ratio is, but let’s just say every 15 seeds they’ll put something like an O.P. national pickling in there because you got to have a male flower a couple of them in the so that’s the reason in the seed pack, these seeds are different colors in there Notice that? No I haven’t noticed that, yeah, so evidently the male flower the male plant Is a different seed color because you’ll about every 15 to 20 seeds. There’s a different color seed in there Okay, that’s probably what that is so they use I know for the the Stonewall they use something like the Marketmore as the pollenizer and it’s they just use some kind of O.P. variety just So you get you need just one or two male flowers the rest of them female and that’s how that works. Hmm pollenizer pollenizer Okay, now I don’t know about you. But my favorite seasoning on cucumbers is Cavender’s. Oh, yeah Yep That good yep That’s pretty good That is good, that’s what I eat for lunch yesterday right there I like to put them in a bowl with some balsamic vinegar I do that too Now this right here is gonna catch you a little different I want you to look at the inside of that right there there’s a lot more white flesh in there and what I found these last night to be a lot more juicier than That one right there that regular old Calypso is. So I’m gonna let you take that one right there Do we need to put some Cavender’s on this one too? Yes, we do, we do. And I’m gonna let you let you see what’s so different about them Yeah, they’re a lot more juicier and more fleshy to it it’s a little different now I didn’t find a lot of difference in the flavor. Although there is some Seem like a little more tender little more tender they are more tender a lot more tender So this is the thing I’m gonna plant me a whole row of these probably next couple of days, what them lemons? I really like them I do. So we got both of these on the site the lemon cucumber which is Kind of like an heirloom O.P. Cucumber and then the Calypso what you’ve done chuck bit into yeah this is the really productive one that makes all the female flowers and if you want slicers Slicers we got a Stonewall and I got some of those they’re just starting to bloom now We’ll have some of those not too long. Yeah, I would highly recommend that lemon. It’s good one. Man, that’s good. Did you trellis those? I didn’t not they not they’re not a real big vining plant You could trellis them but I just grow them on they don’t make up a lot they’re like the Calypso they don’t make a lot of vine. I gotcha. They just load up with blooms. I gotcha, so I don’t think growing them on the trellis would be the way to go. I gotcha I want to show you some of these and so these right here along with Lacinato Kale. These are what I call champions of the garden One of the most productive things you can grow now. You don’t know. Yeah I know you don’t know a whole lot about this because you can’t grow collards like I can grow collards But I’ve done picked these four times I planted them. I can’t remember when I planted them but early spring. I’m on my fourth picking of these I’ve been picking them every week. I got about 60 foot long double row and I’ll pick about half the row at a time And man they just keep producing and producing. I got a few little nibbles being taken out of the leaves but for the most part I’ve been able to keep keep them under control And this is the tiger variety and if some now Don’t tell me if you haven’t grown the tiger if somebody has grown side by side another variety That was better than the tiger I would sure like to hear about it because I’ll be glad to add it to our seed lineup Yep, but I have yet to find one that in my dirt At my house that produces better than this tiger here Now it breaks my heart when I go to the grocery store and I see somebody selling Bunches of collards that they done cut off at the base And I know some people like, that’s the way we used to do We didn’t know no better. Some people like to harvest them that way But you can get I have spent many a day harvesting them That way you can get I would say eight or ten harvests on some of them if you get it time it just right early spring These things don’t bolt that bad at all Just keep and keep and keep harvesting them And I do love collards and I look at them I got some Lacinato kale in the garden now, however When my cucumbers and my squash and my onions and my potato start coming in I find myself letting that stuff go by the wayside and I eat that I just concentrated on that cause I don’t want to gorge myself out on them. I gotcha. I’m in the middle of my gorging stage right now I’ve been eating squash Every night. You need to figure out how to incorporate those, man I know but I like to eat my greens in cold weather for some reason or another when it’s cold weather Springtime when it’s this time of year. I just I want to gorge myself on cucumber, squash, onions Taters man. yeah, yeah So I started to tell you to bring your to bring your biggest onion But then I didn’t won’t to hurt your feelings. I could of matched you on that one Now this one ain’t quite as big as the one them folks from Florida grew, but it’s close. So this was my biggest one I had and that’s that’s a little bit bigger than a softball Now all mine ain’t this size. Most of mine on average between a baseball and a softball. Yeah But I just wanted to show ya’ll that I was proud of that one right there and you should be you did okay I got all my on my storage rack All my Texas Legends. I had just enough room to fit them all there on one shelf. I got my red ones There were a little bit behind I got them laying on the grass. They’re drying out. I’ll probably put them on the storage rack And you never got you a storage rack, never did but I placed I gathered my onions a couple of days to put them in my barn. Like I like I always have on some straw and I’m gonna have to build me a storage rack. I got scolded again just yesterday about that. Yeah, you better tighten up You better tighten up. And then before we get into the pest control stuff. I just want to mention a couple things here Actually, let’s let’s hold that one down for a second. Let’s talk about this one. So we we mentioned last week. We’ve got this On the site, this is our new product called Micro-Boost and we’ve been selling quite a bit of it We have this in the gallon which is what you see here and we have it in a quart They suggested rate on this is a quarter cup per thousand square foot So a gallon is to go pretty long ways. Yep. You can’t overdose with it though like fertilizer where you can burn your not gonna hardly burn with that If you do mess up. Right, it’s a real safe product so you can use this by itself or you can use it as In combination with your normal what I call NPK fertilizer so mix it with your 20 20 20 Or anything any other kind of fertilizer you like you can mix it. It works really well in the injector We can also use it banding with the pump sprayer like you’ve shown before and you can foliar spray with it You can foliar spray with it as well You could even probably use it as a soil drench pre-plant if you wanted too. So this contains we know about the major macronutrients: nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium this contains a lot of micronutrients that are extremely essential But needed in only small quantities. Also some of the folic acids. It’s got seaweed extract into it right It’s a wonderful product It’s got a lot of different stuff in there and it kind of rounds out the balance for your fertility program so without getting too scientific It’s got magnesium, sulfur, copper, boron, iron, manganese, Molybdenum, and zinc and a lot of these things are important in chlorophyll formation, enzyme formation amino acids, sugar transport a lot of that molecular level stuff that’s really important for the plant so we used this for a whole year before we decided to bring it on and it’s really good stuff and We think you’ll like it. So give that a try add some of it works wonders on beets I’ve been using a lot on beets. Beets need a little extra boron. It’s a good way to get it to them I credit that right there with how green my garden is right now my corn my tomatoes, of course, we got a video coming out, but all that is just as green as it could be and I credit to this product Right here. It’s good stuff Alright and then show them what you got there what I got right here is a new product. We just got in this week And that’s on the website too is if you look under fertilizers we have our own Armory certified organic Fish emulsion fertilizer now we call it Liqui-Fish. Yep It’s a two-three-one and fish emulsion is great to keep from adding too many salts to your garden getting some organic material in there and the Breakdown of the fish emulsion, although it takes longer than a conventional fertilizer is going to increase your microbial biological life. Exactly That’s what I was gonna say. This is actually gonna feed your soil. Not only is it gonna feed the plant but it’s gonna feed the soil Now the fish emulsions work wonderful in hot weather like we’re having right now, in the summertime They a little slower in the winter time. But this is the time of year to put these fish emulsions out there you can get a pretty fast Exchange and break down of them get the micros pumping in your soil and get those nutrients to your plant. This is the It has some insoluble but it’s mostly soluble nitrogen So it’s gonna get there fairly quick and you can put this through the fertilizer injector as well It’s it’s fine enough for you, complete natural product. And this one is what we call hydrolyzed So there’s two different ways they make fish emulsion. They can do it with heat or without heat. This is Hydrolyzed, which means they don’t use a lot of heat to break it down, which means it preserves a lot of natural proteins and enzymes Which are going to be great for your soil got it in gallons and quarts, gallons and quarts so check that out And then now into our main Main meat of the show here. I’m gonna be partaking in this right here why you Actually, one more thing before we get into there. Okay. So I wanted to share this I purchased this on Amazon the other day this is a textbooks kind of get me back to my your roots academic days and I kinda want to dig in and as we’re Educating customers and making videos. I want to be more educated myself So I bought this book here called soil and water chemistry. Now this this isn’t gonna read like your Dr. Seuss book It’s pretty heavy. It’s pretty thick in there So it’s gonna take me a while to break through it, but I’ll be glad to share some of the stuff we learned From digging through this but I’m really excited. That’s gonna be my summer reading project. Is really understand soil and water chemistry a little better I’ll decipher it for you if you get bogged down in it. Would you like too, No I’m good. Thank you Would you like to give us a quick little lesson? No, my learning days is about over with I already learned about all I can handle right now. You full up there pretty full up here Alright, okay. So as we mentioned it’s getting warmer out there Our pests are gonna start coming out if the haven’t already So we want to be able to take care of these pests We can’t always expect full eradication because that’s just not possible control is key word there control we want to limit the number of Reproductively mature adults in the population. That’s really what we’re trying to do to minimize damage, right We’re not gonna get rid of them completely. We’re not ever gonna have no damage And if you had a problem with a particular pest last year, you almost guarantee, you’re gonna have a problem with it this year. So being proactive instead of reactive is is the key here to minimizing the damage and Saving your crops. And also one thing before we get into this is Sometimes you have to realize there’s just certain parts of the year when you just shouldn’t be trying to grow certain things or growing certain things in certain times of the year, right So I’m not gonna try to grow any kind of squash in September squash bug pressure is just off the charts so you win sometimes of the year you you let them have it the other times of the year Alright, so we want to get into kind of and talk about the insecticides we carry some of the things that control worms and caterpillars if we have time to get into some fungicides and then talk about kind of how you set up a program for yourself based on what your garden needs Everybody’s program may be a little different depending on their pressure and what they have to deal with. Before we dig into that. Let me just Plants are just like human beings. So we just got through talking about some nutrition for the plant. You need that plant Growing you need plenty of nutrition for that plant and that plant to be healthy and it fights off insect disease pressure When it’s healthy when you have plants are just like human beings when our immune system gets down were prone to more Problems and plants are the same way when they’re unhealthy through a nutrition. They are more prone to disease and insect pressures so The first part of an insect disease program is having that plant healthy and having all the nutrients available to it and then we kind of move into the disease and insect control That was good, wasn’t it? That was good so all of this and kind of our strategy with our pest control and our personal gardens We like to use what we call kind of integrated pest management program And before we brought on this entire line of products there’s a and I’m not even gonna try to say his name But there’s a professor in Auburn that’s pretty sharp and that’s done a lot of if you’ve ever order our garden pest success kit There’s a little chart he made yeah, he’s a good guy a good friend of ours. Yeah Just call him doctor A, doctor A is what they called him That’s what I’m gonna call him Dr. A but he’s he runs the circuits some of the small farm trade shows and seminars and things like that and he’s done a lot of research and When we talk from time to time and he gives us some input of what we need to do different and what’s working What’s new out there he does a lot of testing also with organic products, right and so He’s provided some good advice to us over the years and how to which products we should be carrying What is best for certain pests stuff like that. Alright, so let’s dig into the insecticides first So first, we’re gonna talk about the things that can control more of What I’ll call more like flying or crawling insects Not things in the larval stage, but maybe in the nymph stage, yep Alright, so what about squash bugs Squash bugs would be one of those things You know, you got you want to get them when they’re in that nymph stage When they get in the adult stage there hard to kill. So we was in the garden yesterday and we noticed a bunch of eggs underneath some of my winter squash some of our pumpkins were growing we noticed a lot of eggs underneath there So a squash bug normally stays in that nymph stage about six weeks So from the hatches out to the egg So they get to adult that six weeks period is your ideal time to Control because it’s really hard controlling the egg stage and it’s really if not impossible to control in the adult stage So you got to get them in that nymph stage when he’s susceptible to these to these products You got to hit him hard the key there with any of these products is timing and coverage Frequency and coverage. Yeah now since you had eggs that means you already got some adults there Right and I like to if I see them I’ll squish them right Just try to get rid of those. So let’s start working through some of these products. So we’ll start off with our first one Which is Neem Oil which is probably the most popular organic and insecticide out there derived from the neem tree, which is Over in India. They have a lot of those You’ll also see some products called Azer or which has the active ingredient Azadirachtin and pretty much the same thing neem is going to work great on larval or nymph Insects, it’s not gonna do much on adults Adults are pretty much kind of impervious to it. So that’s why you want to treat early and Get them while they’re in that nymph or immature stage. Yeah, Neem Oil is a great product. Even the conventional farmers They use a lot of neem oil in there and their rotation and reason they use neem oil. It’s because of resistance So they you know, this is although it’s an organic product It’s using a lot conventional farming because this great attribute of insects do not come resistant to it, right So neem oil there and then we’ll show we have some combination products later that have neem oil in them as well And then the second one we’re going to talk about. Let’s talk about pyrethrin real quick So pyrethrin is derived from the chrysanthemum plant of a type of chrysanthemum plant not the actual marigolds that we plant in the garden or go to garden center, big box store and buy it’s a different strain of the chrysanthemum plant But it’s naturally derived compound. It is naturally derived and in South Africa I think it’s where they grow most of this product and most of this this is produced at now years ago scientists took the Pyrethrin, and that’s what this is is the pyrethrum and they synthesize the product they come up with a line of chemistry called pyrethroids And that is a compound that synthesized from the pyrethrin now that is a synthetic product that is not That is used a lot in agriculture, but it is not a natural product, but it’s based from this right here So this is a contact spray and so it’s gonna kill whatever it hits So you want to spray this late in the evening and it it works by affecting the insects it has canola oil and then it really helps with the coverage of it and it’s a carrier and Grab that bug buster real quick and keep the take down too So a lot of people ask what the difference between these two is and it’s pretty simple This one has canola oil in it and it’s not organically sourced. So that’s why this product is not OMRI registered It is a natural product, but it’s not OMRI registered Right the Bug Buster here has the same active ingredient. It doesn’t have the canola oil So this is OMRI registered. This is going to be the same You might have seen a product out there called PyGanic Bug Busters same thing as PyGanic Yeah, the thing about the pyganic is, which is a great product I don’t know if you can buy the pyganic in this type in the pints Right, that’s the reason we get this right here because it is available in the pints, right It’s a little bit of a pricey product, but it is a good one Yeah, and you can mix you can mix any of these together. Yep, make you a cocktail We’ll talk a little bit about that later. You through with that one? Yeah, we’re through that one. Let’s go to the Hort Oil real quick. Hort Oil I use the Horticultural oil and they and even commercial guys use this a lot. Oh, yeah I use this a lot in the cooler weather gardening as to control some of those smaller things. You can Get some burn and on this hot days you don’t want to spray any of these but especially this one on a hot day in the middle of the day cuz you can get some burn but for Cool weather crops greens and stuff that you don’t want anything really eating on them the hort oil is a good choice Let me tell you something else about the Hort Oil. Okay If you got fruit trees such as peach trees, plum trees, pear trees any of those type Trees you want to spray this horticultural oil on that bark and crevices You want to soak that whole tree down good before bud break and this helps a lot with those Insects that control that attack fruit trees this is the premier product to use on those Any of the fruit trees before bud break, right and whether it’s on a tree or on a leafy vegetable what it does is it provides a kind of a coating over the Vegetation that interferes with any feeding that can happen and it will also suffocate in the nymph and the crawler stages We have lot of trouble with scale on fruit trees and things like that This product will actually suffocate those crawlers or those nymphs. Right, and bust a cycle and then the last one we have here, which is kind of a boom-boom Combination of several. Now, this is called fruit tree spray plus and I don’t really like that name, but it’s a good name We didn’t come up with the name. It’s a great product to spray in your vegetable garden as well So this is one of my favorites I’ll tell you the reason why it’s got Pyrethrin plus Neem Oil. Right So a lot of times we’ll mix the take down which is pyrethrin and the neem or the bug Buster and the neem oil You get both in one package right here, and they have what they call the synergistic Synergistic, I think was the word you’re looking for. Alright it was you want to do it one more time Synergistic effect off of that so they work together and they enhance one another and we should mention all of these are not what we call RTU, you’re getting more for your money here, RTU would be ready to use right all these are concentrates All these are concentrate and most of these you’re only mixing one to two ounces a gallon So you’re going to get several sprayings out of even a little pint. The reason we do that to give you more value, right. Alright So those were the things that it controls kind of the nymphs the crawling Things that can become flying insects, soft-bodied any of the soft-bodied insects They will control, right. Aphids, thrips any of those even in the adult stage if you get coverage on them, beetles When they’re in the nymph stage, yeah, when nymph stage not at the adult stage your soft-bodied insects as I mentioned, aphids, thrips There’s probably some more out there scales any of the soft body scales. These products will control in the adult stage Alright, let’s talk about the worms now with squash the cucumbers and tomatoes Seems like a lot of people have problems with the worms, corn. Yep So if you ever get the worms climbing in your cucumbers, those are pickle worms You want to make sure you get those early once they get inside the fruit. You don’t have a way to spray them So if you can get them early it’s a way to go. So the first one we got and this is about as popular as Neem Oil is the BT which is a What we call bio insecticide. It’s a naturally occurring bacteria and what it does is once you put it on the plant it creates this What they call cry toxin or a c-r-y toxin and then what’s the animal or insect or worm Ingests it it kills them it busts the cycle, right. Now this is another one that the conventional guys use a lot of and the reason be is the same thing It really helps with their resistance that they’re having with conventional pesticides This is Omni labeled. It’s an organic pesticide, but it’s used extensively in the In the conventional farmer you got worms eating on your broccoli your collards stuff like that This is going to be the product to go to now you need to understand This is a preventive type deal it really works better before you have that problem You got to anticipate you got to have a spray program and have this into that spray program before you get a big infestation in those worms and you start getting damaged, right So if you know you’re gonna have worm pressure go ahead and be applying that before you even see any worms Then we have kind of stepping it up a notch Does some of the things that same things the BT does but a little more powerful Spinosad, spinosad. So spinosad is probably one of the most I would say the most powerful organic Insecticides you can use it’s naturally brewed and naturally fermented product. It’s got a fairly wide range Of things that can take care of it can take care of the worms and caterpillars But also some of those soft bodied insects as well has two different moods of action if I’m not mistaken right. So kills on contact and by ingestion kind of like the BT does it’s a neurotoxin and Then the last one we have here you want to get the Sluggo This Sluggo is in, spinosad as well, but it’s not in the liquid form It’s a granular form and this is a bait So you have a lot of problem with slugs and snails and stuff like that This is a bait you can put out in your garden once they ingest the bait Yeah, I believe it’s iron phosphate. Yes, iron phosphate is attracted in there. So the slugs eat this and then they die It’s not by contact simply a bait. Right, right Alright. So those were our things to kill the worms that covers our kind of insecticides and So I usually when I spray and we’ll talk about a program here in minute, I like to include I like to mix One something that kills the worms like BT with something that kills the soft bodies like either neem oil or takedown Mix those together that way I get a broad coverage. Yeah I do to or either I’ll rotate sometimes I have been known just to spray BT and a couple days later spray neem oil or either spinosad I’m really good about scouting. I’ve been in doing pest control for a long time So I’m pretty good about scouting and getting an idea of were my pressure at so I can do that the average person probably needs Would probably do something like what you’re doing Right, Yeah You saying, I’m more advanced Okay Let’s get into the fungicides real quick because that’s a part of our okay program as well about to run out of cucumber there So we’ve got a couple different options here. We’ve got an organic Option this is what we call complete disease control. This is a naturally occurring bacteria This one is called Bacillus and even I’ll butcher this name amyloliquefaciens sounds good to me which is a long one now This is very similar what you see in stores called sarnade Which is another naturally occurring bacteria is actually bacillus subtilis this is just another species but works just the same as serenade does is a Naturally occurring bacteria that can control a lot of fungal problems for you. Yeah. This can be used two different ways This can be used as a soil drench on early Transplants for soil diseases because what happens here is when you use as a soil drench it colonizes on the root system of the plant And this can help a lot with your pyrethrum not pyrethrum than your pythium, rhizoc So any of those soil diseases, this is a great product when used as a soil drench However, you can also do a foliar spray with this and it works has a protectant Once it works as a protectant It covers that plant again coverage is really important covers that plant that keeps those disease pores from penetrating that leaf Causing the problem. So it has two different modes of action there I used it as a soul drench on my watermelon stuff this time And it worked great for that I think I may have lost two plants out of all of them Tomatoes I would highly recommend using it on tomatoes as a soil drench when you transplant Yeah, if you have problems with blight in tomatoes It’s a great natural organic product to use for that and then the kind of conventional solution we have for Fungal control and stuff is this stuff right here called liquid cop Yeah
And I’m on quote Windell that’s our Monterey rep and he says this right here liquid cop is as close to a natural Product as you can get without it being completely natural. Right, right So no big worry about putting this on your garden. I’ve been using this for a couple of years now it’s really comprehensive in what it can cover, you know powdery mildew, downy mildew, blight and anthracnose, leaf spots. Yeah circus spore all kind of different stuff, alternaria. It’s a great great product And and you can use it you can use it once you see a problem But I like to use it preventatively. I know when my potatoes once it gets hot. I’m subject to have some problems So I’m gonna spray it early on those. Works really well on all the nightshade family It does it does And then the last one we got here is the good old-fashioned Bi Carb. Yep Now this one’s forte is powdery and downy mildew This is what this one does so great on more powdery than it is downy But if you got some squash or things like that that you normally have problems with Pumpkins pumpkins is an ideal crop there that you normally gonna have problems with some powdery mildew This is the one to use its protectant that you spray on there. It’s a real safe product yeah, and you dissolve that in with your other stuff and we’re not big rose growers but if you’ve got roses if the roses are bad to get powdery mildew This is a great product to spray on roses or any of your annual flowers anything like that Alright, so like we mentioned we can mix all these together based on what pests we need to target. So let’s uh, We want to kind of give an example and talk about your tomato Spraying program that you’re currently on and this is a basically what it is is a three week rinse and repeat program so you kind of do Your doing something different week one, two, And three and then you’re just starting all over and repeating it tomatoes to me is a high-value crop in the garden I’ve put probably more energy and in my tomato growing than I do anything else There they take a lot of tender loving care. I Love Tomatoes, and I really want to grow a good tomato plant. I have to stake them have to baby them along So therefore it is really important to me that I control the pests on my tomatoes and that’s reason I came up with this Program right here. Okay. So let’s start out week one what are you putting on them? We are putting on Neem Oil and Complete Disease Control so week one we’re gonna mix these two products together, yep and We’re gonna get some really good coverage We’re gonna spray this late in the evening this stuff right here can start degrade with a lot of UV exposure So we’re gonna spray it late in the evening and get some good coverage on the plant, right Next week the following week We’re going to spray fruit tree spray and liquid-cop So we got a pyrethrum and we still got some more neem in there and then we’ve got the liquid-cop fungicide Same thing spray in the late afternoon or early in the morning. Let me tell you something about this right here You want to use a measuring cup don’t do like my granddaddy used to do and just pour in there and you think you got enough You can get some burns with some of this stuff If you don’t use the right amount you want to make sure you read the label and we got the ratios on our website It’s real easy to find how much you supposed to use most of it’s a teaspoon or tablespoon or an ounce per gallon Will get you if you ain’t got it we got measuring cups put you a measuring cup close to your garden measure it out and use the right amount because it’s important that you don’t over use this stuff, especially when it’s liquid-cop you want to use the right amount or you can get some damage. Alright, so that’s week two and then week three We’re gonna go with the gardening spinosad garden insect spray not that one I can’t half see I ain’t got my glasses on it’s over there behind the BT No There you go right there and the the complete disease control again Okay, so in week three. We’re gonna go back to this But we’re basically alternating our fungicides one week copper one week this just to keep it mixed up so we don’t get a lot of resistance and then the third week the Insecticide we’re gonna use is the spinosad here and then so after that we would go back and do the same thing We did week one and we’ll just do that every week throughout the entire life of our tomatoes, pick one day out of the week That’s gonna be your spray day. Keep that rotation going. It also will work great on peppers eggplants anything in your nightshade family I don’t use that on my potatoes But I do use it on my peppers and my tomatoes eggplants things like that. So lots of products there for all different kind of pest pressures and stuff It’s good to mix them together I wouldn’t take the same one and spray it every week because you could get some resistance there and you know resistance is not gonna be a Biggest issue is mode of action. You want to change up that mode of action. So you’re attacking them differently. Right, Right, so Get the ones that work for you mix them together Spray them late in the evenings and have a regular program and measure out your amount your gonna spray. Yeah Alright, if you have any more questions about particular pests or anything like that put those in the comments We’ll be glad to get to them we’ve got a few questions from last week’s show Okay, and as always if we answer your question on the show Send us an email to [email protected] will be glad to send you a nice little prize So what what you want to read the first question there? Well, the first question is let me doctor this up the first question is comes from old NiteLightZ NiteLightZ Says Greg, Travis, are y’all brothers? Well, we are related But we’re not brothers It’s kind of complicated and I’ll try to explain it. I got it written down here So it’s we can kind of explain it my great aunt Eleanor was married to a feller named Edward. Edward was a train conductor and run coil around here Well Eleanor while Edward was out on a train run she was running around on Edward. Edward poor Edward and she left him for a feller named Leo well Edward then after Eleanor left him for Leo Edward remarried a lady named Esther Who was Greg’s third cousin twice removed And so what does that make us eight cousins, eight cousins so you can do the math there If you can figure that out, but that we are related just a really long ways off There’s 20 years and 15 days between us right Yep, you can take you can figure that out on your own Alright, our second question there is from Dolly Perry Actually it’s twenty years and 20 days Yes, it is. Excuse me It is our second question here from Dolly Perry. She says how do we decide what to carry in the way of seeds and Then she says she wants more info on succession planting about vertical growing stuff like that So how do we decide what seed varieties to carry? Well, you know the vertical growing thing is kind of interested me and I we always like to try something new and we guess just like Lemon cucumber we got this year. It’s always interesting try something new there So we got some new things growing and she’s talking about this vertical thing Which we do some of rattlesnake pole beans you can do some of your cucumbers that way We got some butter beans back there that can grow vertical so those are all things that we really like incorporate they’re in our garden because they save space and We look around and see the things that we think we can grow that we have Experience with and we bring them as a seed and we’re bringing a lot more. Right, So we’d like to have a lot of the Classical popular open pollinated stuff, but we also have because we’re in our agricultural hotbed here. We also have Access to some really knowledgeable people in the seed industry Who can tell us what some of these commercial guys are growing we can get some versions of that That the home gardener could use to experience some really high productivity in their gardens Yeah prime example of that is like I said these cucumber varieties that we got tomatoes varieties that we got Zinnia varieties that we got sunflower varieties that we got We got experience with a lot of those and we know they’re proven things that are really productive More so than you can get your average home garden seed place and that’s kind of our forte. Yeah, our specialty is to have these productive disease resistant varieties Were it will make it easy for you to grow your own food and these are varieties a lot of times You’re not going to find at other seed companies Alright. I’m tired. I’m full. You full. That was a long show. Yep. Anyway, hope everybody enjoyed it Let us know if you have any questions hit that share button Smash that subscribe button if that’s something you’re into we will see you guys next weeks show and get out there and get something done It’s pretty weather. It’s time to get out in that garden Bye, bye.

44 thoughts on “Can Garden Pests Be Controlled with Organic Products?

  1. Hey Guys, love your videos. What is that seasoning you sprinkle on the cucumbers before you eat them? Thank you so much for the great information.

  2. I bought the Hoss one gallon sprayer, complete disease control, take down spray combo last year. The sprayer has been great! I had a lot of trouble with insects. Is it because I mixed the two products? Or do I need something different?

  3. Besides flowers what else would you suggest for someone who does not have very good pollination? Great show!!! Thank you

  4. Hey Greg, taste test of the lemon cuke is great. But going on munching, going on and on, is just plain annoying to watch. Also, it shows you as being distracted and not focussing. All in all, makes for a third rate video, please avoid it

  5. So far this year, I have seen three bees. Three. I suspect that all of the construction where the small farms and orange groves were has a lot to do with it. And of course, you can't keep bees in the city limits. Any help you can give us for pollinators would be great! As far as pests are concerned, we haven't seen much in the way of insects, save for some aphids on my kale. I'm starting to use BT and Garden Insect Spray now. My corn is starting to tassel, and I'm going to start spraying with the GIS (spinosad) as soon as I see silk starting – I'm listening to you, Greg!

  6. I have the injector but for the 2 gallon injector what would you recommend with the micronutrient fertilizer?

  7. I can't believe you lied to that lady like that… you both better be in Church on Sunday, and ask for God's Pardon!

  8. You guys are the only ones selling an OTC micronutrient product! Can’t wait to put this on my corn! And my apples! And my squash! And…

  9. OMG! You Guy's are Killin me, Here in KY. We aint even planted yet. I just started hardening off my maters and peppers. I'm ordering some of those all female flower Cukes Tomorrow from you. Love the row by row garden show! Shoot, I couldn't wait, I already ordered them Lol. Can't wait to get my Calypso Cukes.

  10. Another great show. Thank you for the info! Now I need to grow lemon cucumbers! Yum. What was that seasoning?

  11. Greg I'm glad we don't have the insect and fungus problems like y'all do. Potatoe bugs and stink bugs is all I have trouble with here. No thrips I'm glad. Thanks guys for all the good info!

  12. Hi thank you for these valuable information. May i suggest that you do a demo in your channels?Seems alot of viewers are asking about 'how to….' thank you and I have shared your channel too!

  13. Along the topic of fertilizers like the LIQUI-FISH and also the MICRO-BOOST have ya'll tried any of the B-VITAMIN products such as SUPER THRIVE ? Do ya'll have any thoughts on them as being beneficial ?

  14. I keep a spray bottle of water with some dawn dish soap and hit the adault squash bugs. Kills them dead.

  15. Greg, I had my first tomato sandwich today and I thought of you. thanks for the videos, keep it up

  16. Hey Travis I want to tell you and Greg your not promoting Hoss tool right. Sense I bought my double wheel hoe a month ago I use it almost daily and I've lost 15 lbs. not only that it promotes good health not only getting my body back in shape. I've told you and Greg I was hurt severely in 2013 and had to be disabled,I'm 80% disabled. But Hoss tool is helping me gain back some of my functions. I'll hit it a little bit and have to rest but I'm getting better stamina to last longer. We take our health for granted until we lose it. Thanks Travis and Greg and all of the Hoss tool people that work to make our gardening better God Bless!

  17. Keep on taste testing! Your show is great and you have a unique down home humor/ style that many obviously like because the subscribers keeps growing…

  18. Great show guys, on a timely subject that affects us ALL! I'm a fan of rotating my offerings and serving cocktails to my garden guests! I will add a little BT as well. I can't abide those dang hornworms! Y'all are mighty close for 8th cousins! Continuing to add to the "lore" of the channel, and now I'm sure you will be added to the Cavender's Greek Seasoning Pro Staff! I'm sure they will see a sales spike this week after Greg's tasty endorsement! I know I use my fair share of it! Good on everything! Gotta get some of that Micro-Boost! I'll be tuned in next week to the Row by Row Snackin' Show, keep up the good work!!

  19. Did I miss it,,,how old are your plants or how far along are they when you start this treatment for ,,,,TOMATOES,,,, thanks guys

  20. Love these Row to Rows!!!! Ordered some spinocad and BT from y’all. Thanks again guys!!!

  21. any tips for squash vine borers. They show up here EARLY in south louisiana. I saw my first one 2 weeks ago and noticed eggs laid on my zucchini. I sprayed some Neem on the stalks just to see but I am open to Ideas. Last year my zucchini harvest was definitely cut short on my first planting and my second planting was a full failure because of these buggers

  22. hey, I've been gardening for over 10 years now mostly veggies and i am starting a youtube channel and i just posted a video updating/touring my vegetable garden. can you support me and help me grow? id appreciate it! ill subscribe right back as well in return. happy planting

  23. Have you ever heard of wrapping aluminum foil around the base of a plant just above the ground to fight cutworms?

  24. TRAVIS im making a order today bud, i want a FREE hat bud ill where to the farmers markets in Maine ,hook me up

  25. Man I went out and hunted down some of that Cavenders. I'm here to testify it is good stuff! Thanks for mentioning it and giving me a craving. I put it on some raw cukes and even pork chops before I grilled it yesterday. I am a believer.

  26. I really appreciate the fact that y’all focus on evidence-based gardening tips that have the science to back it up. There is an overabundance of misinformation that people keep disseminating that is based on myths and stuff they heard an old-timer say. Extra props for busting out the textbook too.

  27. Greg the chemicals that you use on a weekly basis for 3 weeks. Can those chemicals be applied to all vegetables

  28. What about using Diatomaceus Earth? Bugs? Efficacy? Application frequency? I noticed you sell it in your store, but didnt see any mention of it in this video. Have you any recommendations? Thanks

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