Return to the Southern Gardening Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
flour duster

Posted by topsiebeezelbub z7 Al (My Page) on
Tue, Jan 11, 05 at 19:55

The other morning I watched Rebecca Kolls and she made a calepitter duster (for veggies) out of a paper bag and flour. Anyone tryed this? It seems too safe and simple to be true!


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: flour duster

Caterpillar. Did she include any chemicals (like sevin dust) with the flour? It does seem odd that just a little wheat flour would stop the different caterpillars that eat vegetable plants.

I found one reference on the web about this for cabbage plants (an old garden web message actually):

"A friend of mine who raises butterflies says if you lightly dust the leaves with flour the cabbage whites won't lay eggs. They think the plant already has been colonized, and go looking for a fresh one. I have not tried this, so can't say first-hand whether or not it works."


 o
RE: flour duster

Just plain flour...I'm wondering about "self-rising"...the added baking soda might be an anti-fungal, too?


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Southern Gardening Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here