Soap+Pepper spray for tomato stink bugs & liquid copper for black spot


7/15/2019 – Stink bug damage to the top side of many tomatoes has got to stop…without stopping picking tomatoes due to insecticide downtime. So, the homemade spray that sounds the most complete is below.

Combine one heavy tablespoon of liquid soap to one quart of warm water. [Add] a teaspoon of ground red pepper or garlic may be added to further repel chewing insects. Also, a teaspoon of cider vinegar may be added to assist in the removal of powdery mildew.

Gardening Know How 

I mixed 3 tbsp of Dawn in one gallon of water plus a rounded tablespoon of cayenne pepper. Sprayed all the tomato fruits in the big garden. The intent is to scare off stink bugs sitting on top the fruit and poking holes in it.

I mixed more Liquid Copper at 2 tbsp/gallon and sprayed all the tomatoes in the big garden and the herb garden.

Depending on how the plants react, may add garlic powder to the mix.

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