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sybram
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2013
3:46 PM

Post #9491051

I used Sevin dust on my tomatoes, green beans and zucchini 4-5 days ago. This has happened since then. I thought Sevin killed everything.

Is Sevin not good for zucchini? See how the leaves have a brown edge?
1lisac
Liberty Hill, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2013
7:21 PM

Post #9491330

Where did you put the seven dust? Around the plant or on it? If you've had rain or wind the sevin dust has left the building. What kind of Zuck is that? It looks different then mine.

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 20, 2013
7:30 PM

Post #9491344

Sevin is only good for a week. It stays active even when wet tho. Can reapply very 2 wks. Brown may be dry roots or fertilizer burn, I need to squinch closer. 5%Sevin is a real mild dust.

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 20, 2013
7:37 PM

Post #9491361

Ok. You have definitely got dinner served for a largish bug. Dust again. Its also hiding under soil- can dust until blooms set, but Sevin doesnt bother some bugsand worms. It takes 10%Sevin for ticks for instance. Now to go diggin for memories.

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 20, 2013
7:45 PM

Post #9491377

Stink bugs? Squash bugs? May have to do a neem treatment..
1lisac
Liberty Hill, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2013
10:46 PM

Post #9491469

Sevin dust mat stay active if it's wet but not if it's washed away. Lol I see no trace of it. Does she mention what % she used?

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 21, 2013
5:49 AM

Post #9491595

I plant beans for a different purpose ...LOL! You need to plant extra next year Sybil.

Garden beans are host to these butterflies:

Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus)
Cassius Blue (Leptotes cassius)
Dorantes Longtail (Urbanus dorantes)
Long-Tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)
Silver Spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)
sybram
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 22, 2013
3:38 PM

Post #9493564

Thanks all, for your comments.

I used the 5% Sevin and dusted on and around the plants.

I use Osmocote fertilizer, and it's not suppose to burn. ??

The Zucchini is "Black' something. Should I scratch up the soil around it when I reapply, and not put it on the actual plant?

Sheila, I had no idea. From now on I will be more hospitable and plant a couple more rows of beans.
1lisac
Liberty Hill, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 22, 2013
7:52 PM

Post #9493893

I don't know, I've found that my plants get a certain size and the pests damage isn't as bad. The only thing that bothers my beans are Spider Mites.

Cats. aren't allowed on my veggies. I've found the more I plant the more they eat. I have a hummer/ butterfly garden they are welcome there.

I wouldn't apply anything during the heat of the day better to apply on a cloudy day or in the early morning or evening.

Did you actually see anything on the plants that made you think to apply sevin? That zuke maybe Black Beauty, mine has more serrated leave and they aren't as shiny. I wouldn't worry about the leaves unless they get worse.

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 23, 2013
6:04 AM

Post #9494176

It can be applied to leaf and soil- not a problem. Like Lisa says, The leaves will simply keep growing - even when they get eaten. If there are probs with the FRUITS, then I would kick up the treatments.
sybram
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 23, 2013
5:32 PM

Post #9494953

Yes, the Zuke is Black Beauty.

I didn't actually see any bugs on the squash. I just doctored them because I was dusting for the roly polys around the tomatoes. Trying to cover all my bases at once, I guess.
1lisac
Liberty Hill, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 23, 2013
8:54 PM

Post #9495158

Still doesn't explain whats eating you bean plant.

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 23, 2013
10:01 PM

Post #9495199

Can be roly poly eating. If they dont have enuff decaying veggie stuff.
grits74571
Talihina, OK

April 24, 2013
5:00 AM

Post #9495339

If you do not see some bug or many bugs when you are looking at the plants then try looking after dark with a flash light of course one very bad result of mulching in early spring is it provides a nice hidey place for the creey crawlers I do not do much mulching until it warms up and it becomes benificial
1lisac
Liberty Hill, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 24, 2013
8:23 PM

Post #9496249

Mulching this early in the season is generally not recommended bc the roots need the warmth. It's only later in the season that's it's recommended. Also, like grits said it's a great hiding place for pests.

It could be sow bugs but I don't picture them climbing they ate the stems of my plants then ate the leaves,

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 25, 2013
7:53 AM

Post #9496591

Had to convince my dau the leaf footted bugs are back. couldnt find my bug book
sybram
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 25, 2013
8:54 AM

Post #9496685

I havenT used mulch in my garden, just compost. If I said mulch, it was a mistake. I'm about to go out and inspect everything. First time able to go out in a few days.
1lisac
Liberty Hill, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 25, 2013
8:47 PM

Post #9497411

The picture looks like mulch, I don't think you said that. If that is compost it doesn't look very composted.

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 26, 2013
4:04 PM

Post #9498291

Some of the composts you buy are very chunky, they are great for veggies tho and usually crumble by years end into dirt. Looks like what I used ladt year in the garden and now its all dirt.
sybram
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 27, 2013
4:50 AM

Post #9498725

This is my home made compost. It's mainly horse poop and old hay, with flower bed trimmings household plant waste, leaves and shreaded newspaper also. It cooked from August last year to middle of March this year and was turned several times.

I had a lesser amount of same last year and used it for my tomato garden. My best year ever for tomatoes. Very few less than 3 " across, and many were larger. I assumed it was the compost.
Seedfork
Enterprise, AL
(Zone 8b)

April 27, 2013
5:05 AM

Post #9498735

I make tons of compost for my garden, and I have found that when I take pictures the compost almost always looks very much like mulch. Of course I also use it very much like mulch. My point is that for some reason even what I consider to be very decomposed even screened compost looks "mulchy" in all my pictures. I'll bet her compost looks fab in real life and not so much like mulch.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 27, 2013
5:51 AM

Post #9498766

Good point Seedfork.
1lisac
Liberty Hill, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 27, 2013
9:54 AM

Post #9498994

I'm sure it's fine, somebody posted about it being mulch I'm sure it looks different when it's in a picture. All that matters is that it works.
sybram
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 29, 2013
9:15 AM

Post #9501166

Well, I did see a bug on my beans yesterday. I didn't have my phone with me, so I didn't get a pic. It was about inch long (maybe 3/4) and totally black. Looked like a thin, elongated fly.

Anybody know this guy?

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 29, 2013
9:49 AM

Post #9501201

Ummm he flies? He maybe comin for other bugs..

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 4, 2013
7:08 PM

Post #9508405

Sybram...look up robber fly. That sounds like what you saw.
sybram
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 6, 2013
6:08 PM

Post #9511085

No, Kitt, he didn't have long legs like that. He was pretty sleek looking.
sybram
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 6, 2013
6:14 PM

Post #9511088

Sheila, that robber fly is similar to what I saw, but mine was totally coal black, and it didn't have long legs.

I've never used the bug files, since I don't know any bug names.

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 7, 2013
12:32 PM

Post #9512034

Robber flies look like horseflies to me. grrr
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

May 8, 2013
7:30 AM

Post #9513120

bug files are a good place to have a look around.

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