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tutuna
Honolulu, HI

June 7, 2009
11:49 PM

Post #6655835

I have forgotten the proportions of alcohol and soap and water to use as an insecticide spray for potted plants. In the past I have spraayed this on a plant that has some insects , let it sit for a while and then washed it off with a spray of water but I have lost the directions I was given and need to know the proportions to use.
threegardeners
North Augusta, ON

June 8, 2009
12:42 AM

Post #6656069

I always just eye it roughly. A spray bottle, couple drops of soap and a cup or so of alcohol. With mealie bugs I spray straight alcohol...keep the plant out of the sun though and rinse it off after a bit.

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