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White flowered, the variety most recommended for use as an insect control. To make Pyrethrum spray, mix 1 Tbsp. of freshly ground, dried Pyrethrum flowers with 2 quarts of hot water, add a little soft soap. Let stand 20 minutes before using. Will not harm fish, waterfowl, plant or animals.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Hollyhock Spray for Rust
Healthy Hollyhock spray (from DG'er 'stormyla')
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 T. canola oil
1/2 tsp. DW soap or Murphy's Oil Soap (I used Murphy's)
1/2 cup white vinegar
Mix with 1 gal. water and spray on hollyhocks every few days. I don't do it regularly, just when I see evidence of rust starting.