Monday, March 21, 2011

Gerbera daisy infestation update

My gerbera daisy infestation was not doing well.  I tried the homemade concoction of water, vinegar and baking soda, but then my sprayer broke.  Truthfully, I found it to be a pain to wash each leaf by hand.  My diligence went to the wayside and the bugs won....big time!  They seem to only like my daisies because I have a variety of other plants in my potting shed that are totally unaffected; even ones that were sitting right next to them. 

I broke down and bought a commercial spray that is supposed to be environmentally friendly....
 All I can say is, I hope it works.  I gave them a first application last night.  They do look somewhat less infested??  Perhaps that is my wishful thinking.  How these poor plants are continuing to grow and remain green is beyond me. 

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