this is my first datura bloom of the year and something ate holes all in it. there is a bug in the picture but i am not sure if hes the culprit. i didn't plant any daturas this year...this one self seeded from last year. anyone else have problems with bugs eating their daturas? thanks so much!
I've given up growing dats in the ground because of bugs n stuff. I use containers of every size imaginable and they do fine. My first defence is Sevin dust. I dust the soil and the leaves. I absolutely will not use Sevin on plants in the ground since it is very earthworm and good microooganism unfriendly. If you are organic, try pyola (you can get it at gardensalive) or insecticidal soap, but be prepared for a season long weekly battle. If you aren't organic, then Orthenex insecticide fungicide works very well .. in the evening spray tops and bottoms of leaves and also the ground around it. Once a month usually takes care of any and everything .. I have yet to find a plant that reacts badly to Orthenex.
Okay - back to the dollar store I go :-) Wait - that means I need to buy 3 + 7 + 6 = sixteen 20" pots! Oh, lord . . . DH is going to think I am nuts. Can I put the datura and brugs on the driveway if I put the pots on some sort of platform off the blacktop?
Ahhhh, we can use that as a model. Shall we? lol. I've a sister that lives there in Baltimore. It's beautiful there, but I can immagine, brugs and Dats will have to be more challenging, more time consuming to grow there.
Thank you, for the link. Thank you, for sharing. (there goes my budget for the month, or maybe two. LOL).