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    Tooty2shoes Hardy Maple

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    Here's a great idea if you use a watering can in your garden. Tye a bar of soap in a mesh bag and hang it in your watering can. Then when you fill your can up with water you will be giving your plants a double treat. They will get watered and a soapy bath to keep the bugs away. :stew1:
     
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    petals Seedling

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    What a great idea, I will go and do that right now.
     
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    Thanks. When I read that I just had to pass it along. I need to get a bar of soap so I can do that also. ;)
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Great tip. I have a feeling many of us will now be watering our plants that way.
     
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    I love this idea. Very easy and if it works, nothing like it.
     
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    Yup thats for sure. I love working smarter not harder. Glad you liked and can us that tip. :-D
     
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    I imagine there's a preferred brand or type of soap that's best to use?
    Surely there's some that are too strong for plants?
     
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    Great idea, I think I'll try that in a hose end feeder to see if that will work too.
     
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    Ivory soap is a good one to use--it is really a soap. I use it to make insecticidal soap, so a bar in the watering can would be helpful, too.
    Now, if something survives so I can water it, I'll try the soapy water method.
     
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    The article never mentioned which brand to use cherylad.

    Thank you Marlingardener for the Ivory soap suggestion. Yikes I'm sure the heat is doing a number on the garden this year.

    Carolyn I bet that it would work pretty good in a hose end sprayer. That is another great idea to keep those bugs at bay.
     
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    I'm going to try this too. Thanks y'all
     

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