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Near Lake Erie, NW, PA
(Zone 5a)

April 19, 2009
1:21 PM

Post #6431589

Very informative, great information and chart.

Great Job. I need to keep it in my Garden Blog so I can find it again when I need it. You have given me the answer to my fungus gnats. Thank you!


South Hamilton, MA

April 19, 2009
1:57 PM

Post #6431741

We use a local tree service to spray Bt because of the winter moth. We just do the front part of the property, but it has worked to the extent of fewer defoliated trees.


Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 19, 2009
2:10 PM

Post #6431790

Very, very useful Sally, and a beautiful article, to boot! Thanks.
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

April 19, 2009
4:20 PM

Post #6432266

I've got it bookmarked!

Thanks, Sally -- great job, as usual!
The Woodlands, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 19, 2009
5:57 PM

Post #6432609

Excellent article!
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2009
1:32 AM

Post #6434640

Way to go Sally~
Honestly, at first I was a bit concerned about the notion of being gung-ho using Bt's. Reason being, most folks just aren't as educated as they need to be to avoid harming our threatened butterfly populations. Truth is, less than 5% of all our beautiful pollinators make it from egg to adulthood. So much to know, and people just don't seem to take a little time to do a little more. You have saved many people a lot of time, my friend!

It was a delight to see the excellent care you took in researching and writing this article. I hope it gets a very wide audience! Would love to see it in print and handed out to every gardener who buys any of the Bt's.

Thank you!


Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

April 20, 2009
2:22 AM

Post #6434860

Thanks for the nice comments, folks. I 'aim to please'

deb--I like bugs and couldn't write anything that seemed to promote annihilating every insect around.



Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

April 20, 2009
3:47 AM

Post #6435223

Timely article, my friend...just finished sprinkling EVERY pot in the house...just a tad time consuming but (fingers crossed) hoping this will do the trick. I

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