Subject: How Do I Keep Bugs Off My Upland Cress?
Answered by: Inge Poot
Question from: Kimberly Warr
Posted on: February 21, 2008

How do I keep bugs off my upland cress?

Use a neem spray (2 tsp neem oil plus 1 tsp dishwash detergent or insecticidal soap concentrate in one quart/litre of water) once a week and wash it off from any harvested pieces, since it smells like rotten onions. Use soapy water to remove the oil. After a while the bugs will probably have left your planting for good.

Richters sells a neem oil product called "Bug-A-Bug"; please see:

http://www.richters.com/Web_store/web_store.cgi?product=XHW210

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