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Posted by Mark on 5/14/2010, 10:31 am, in reply to "Re: Systemics"
Will instant coffee work as well, straight out of the container? |
: --Previous Message--
: I occasionally get mealies over
: on my plants, nothing major - more
: annoying than anything else.
: If I was to incorporate a systemic,
: like imidacloprid, when would be the
: best time to have it applied so that
: it becomes embedded within the new
: leaves? At the beginning of a
: flush, middle or towards the end as
: the leaves harden?
: None of the above. It takes 3 to
: 4 weeks to have the chemical
: translocate into new leaves. That
: means you want to use it 3 weeks
: before a flush starts to come out.
: Have you seen my coffee article? I
: haven't had to use any chemcials on
: my cycads for 3 years now. The
: grounds will even work systemically
: on cycads like coonties for about 5
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