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comments (7) April 24th, 2011

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Can anyone help and tell us what we can use to keep the bugs and ants off our tree. We planted a beautiful tree earlier this spring and it was growing great; it even has seven peaches on it. As we were spraying our garden with some Dawn and water, we went ahead and sprayed the tree too. The next day we go out and the trees leaves have little brown spots all over them. A neighbor said he used the same thing on his fruit trees in Pennsylvania and it killed all of them. Ours hasnt dropped its leaves and the fruit is growing but we are afraid we have done some damage.

We try and keep things as natural as possible for our garden and flower beds. Any help and any recipes for homemade sprays would be greatly appreciated. We used to have one for bugs on plants that used dish soap, chewing tobacco, beer, and some other ingredients and we can't find it. If anyone knows the recipe, please forward it to us at [email protected] (or post it here).

Thanks in advance for any help you can give. We are new to this gardening experience and are having a blast. We just want to do this as natural as possible.

Thanks again, jodi and randy

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Comments (7)

OldLadyYoung writes: Good luck. Between the birds, bugs, and deer, I haven't had a peach off my 11-year-old tree yet.
Posted: 2:46 pm on August 8th
bobbylong21 writes: Soo nice.
Posted: 11:33 pm on August 26th
howardcharl2 writes: Great effort
Posted: 5:59 am on February 12th
Carldiaz5 writes: I like your effort
Posted: 4:37 am on January 25th
keithlopez5 writes: Superbbbbbb
Posted: 12:51 am on January 15th
sanni2701 writes: Hi there, i can't help with natural sprays,here are others more experienced than me, i think the most natural spray is not to spray just because but watch your plants and spray what's needed and stick to the manufacturers directions. If you don't want to do this you may try to strengthen your plant with organic fertilizers and make a soil test to determine what they need. And then live with sometimes losing a crop or plant. Do take care your peach has enough water now and pick excessive bugs by hand. Most times a big tree will recover from a spraying damage and you'll know better next year!
cheer up and greeting from a nearly-tomatoe killer (accidently) - they recoverd to be killed by fungi, nature takes over :-))) sanni
Posted: 8:46 pm on August 23rd
sandman26062 writes: hello, i use crused red peppers an water,with a little bit of dormant oil,i use this on all of my vegetable plants an last year sprayed my 6 dwaft fruit trees,my fruit trees have only been in the ground 2 years so no fruit yet,but kept the bugs an ants off without a problem,hope this helps,happy gardening,SANDMAN
Posted: 8:28 am on May 5th
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