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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 12:00 pm 
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Howdi from MO!

I don't believe it's aphids, but a small (a bit larger flea-looking bug) hard dark bug is eating holes in lower tomatoe leaves.

Too much rain here and low temps are stressing plants, but I'm combating with Plant Wash, corn meal, and potassium bicarbonate.

Orange oil the bugs????

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Robin
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:35 am 
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Be careful with that stuff, it's potent! You may want to go one step better and try something like Garrett Juice that has orange oil in it as well as lot of other good stuff to feed the plants too. I also sprinkle DE on the leaves of my tomato plants to deter the flea beetles. I usually have some holes in my leaves too.

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