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Burleson, TX(Zone 8a)

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?

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Liberty Hill, TX(Zone 8a)

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.

Magnolia, TX(Zone 8b)

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.

Magnolia, TX(Zone 8b)

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.

Magnolia, TX(Zone 8b)

Stink bugs? Squash bugs? May have to do a neem treatment..

Liberty Hill, TX(Zone 8a)

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?

Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

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)

Burleson, TX(Zone 8a)

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.

Liberty Hill, TX(Zone 8a)

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.

Magnolia, TX(Zone 8b)

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.

Burleson, TX(Zone 8a)

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.

Liberty Hill, TX(Zone 8a)

Still doesn't explain whats eating you bean plant.

Magnolia, TX(Zone 8b)

Can be roly poly eating. If they dont have enuff decaying veggie stuff.

Talihina, OK

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

Liberty Hill, TX(Zone 8a)

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,

Magnolia, TX(Zone 8b)

Had to convince my dau the leaf footted bugs are back. couldnt find my bug book

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Burleson, TX(Zone 8a)

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.

Liberty Hill, TX(Zone 8a)

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

Magnolia, TX(Zone 8b)

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.

Burleson, TX(Zone 8a)

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.

Enterprise, AL(Zone 8b)

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.

Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

Good point Seedfork.

Liberty Hill, TX(Zone 8a)

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.

Burleson, TX(Zone 8a)

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?

Magnolia, TX(Zone 8b)

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

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Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

Sybram...look up robber fly. That sounds like what you saw.

Burleson, TX(Zone 8a)

No, Kitt, he didn't have long legs like that. He was pretty sleek looking.

Burleson, TX(Zone 8a)

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.

Magnolia, TX(Zone 8b)

Robber flies look like horseflies to me. grrr

Fort Worth, TX

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

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