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I have a horde of caterpillars eating my grapevines. Help!!!
I have sprayed them with soapy water and that didn’t work. Then I tried garlic and chile tea and that didn’t work. I’m thinking of trying vinegar in water tomorrow.
Does anyone have any good ideas???
BT (Dipel) is an organically recognised solution for caterpillars. Not sure how long it takes to be effective though. Depends how much punishment your grape vine can take I suppose.
thank you Steve,
Do I just get that at a Home Hardware shop or do I have to get it somewhere special?
Yeah just at a hardware store. It’s a bacteria that attacks caterpillars.
One sachet makes up too much spray for what I normally want so I used to measure out half a teaspoon of the powder (I think) to either 500ml or a litre of water and then seal the remaining powder with a peg.
It’s years since I’ve used it so I can’t remember the ratio. I did measure how much powder was in a sachet and then worked it out from there according to the directions on the pack but I’ve forgotten what it was. (I had an old set of measuring spoons that were for the garden only)
Note if this post looks familiar, it’s because I posted the same thing on another thread the other day. Gotta love cut and paste! 🙂
I still haven’t bought the spray that Steve suggested.
Does anyone have any other ideas of how to make something from stuff I will have at home.
I read somewhere once about a mollasses with seawood solution spray. Has anyone ever tried something like that?