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A Helpful Idea for Using a Sprayer

By woofie
October 22, 2013

I recently discovered that you can get a temporary colorant to add to liquids that are being applied with a sprayer.

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Name: Greene
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greene
Oct 21, 2013 8:39 PM CST
When I need to use an herbicide on someone's property, this could speed up the job and save money in the long run. Thanks, I will check into the ingredients and will not use it on food plants.
I shall now give you some Acorn Acorn

Also a link to the Msds sheet so gardeners can be informed and protect themselves, their family, and pets:
http://landerwyoming.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Hi-Light...
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woofie
Oct 21, 2013 8:49 PM CST
For the record, I paid about $25 for a one quart bottle (at our somewhat over-priced local hardware store), but you only need an ounce or even less per gallon of spray. I've stopped measuring it and just add enough to make the liquid in the tank visible. It WILL stain clothing, tho, so don't get too rowdy with it! (Another added benefit is that you will know if you have inadvertently sprayed yourself.)
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dormantsrule
Oct 21, 2013 9:37 PM CST
woofie said: (Another added benefit is that you will know if you have inadvertently sprayed yourself.)


Good point.

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crittergarden
Oct 22, 2013 5:35 AM CST
Thanks for the MSDS link, greene!
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RickCorey
Oct 22, 2013 3:09 PM CST
I found these sources, and the manufacturer:

Becker Underwood Tech Sheets Hi-Light® Blue Liquid
http://www.beckerunderwood.com/productsservices/turfhorticul...


domyownlawn 1 quart for $36, allegedly free shipping
http://domyownlawn.com/nursery-greenhouse/hi-light-blue.html


ebay 1 quart for $38
Name: Greene
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greene
Oct 22, 2013 6:22 PM CST
Oooh, I just thought of another use for this.
Say you have some people helping you to dig a bunch of holes to install new plants.
You could spot spray each place that a hole needs to be dug, then sit in the shade until it's time to plant.
Yes, I live in a dream world and have imaginary helpers.
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Name: Rick Corey
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RickCorey
Oct 22, 2013 6:58 PM CST
>> Yes, I live in a dream world and have imaginary helpers.

Me, too! That volunteer army with their own wheelbarrows ...
... they always know exactly what I want done ...
... never complain, cheerfully unpaid ...
... don't mind working in cold drizzle or fog ...


On the other hand:

The more help a man has in his garden, the less it belongs to him.
- William M. Davies

Gardening requires lots of water - most of it in the form of perspiration.
- Lou Erickson


Man was not made to rust out in idleness. A degree of exercise is as necessary for the preservation of health, both of body and mind, as his daily food.
And what exercise is more fitting, or more appropriate of one who is in the decline of life, than that of superintending a well-ordered garden?
What more enlivens the sinking mind? What is more conducive to a long life?
- Joseph Breck

Successful gardening is doing what has to be done when it has to be done
the way it ought to be done whether you want to do it or not.
- Jerry Baker

"A garden is better than a mirror for revealing yourself."
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"There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments."
- Phillip's Rule

"I consider every plant hardy until I have killed it myself."
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crittergarden
Oct 22, 2013 7:34 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing
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woofie
Oct 22, 2013 7:42 PM CST
greene said:Oooh, I just thought of another use for this.
Say you have some people helping you to dig a bunch of holes to install new plants.
You could spot spray each place that a hole needs to be dug, then sit in the shade until it's time to plant.
Yes, I live in a dream world and have imaginary helpers.


Greene, that is an idea with a great deal of merit! Hilarious!


Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
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dyzzypyxxy
Mar 27, 2014 12:55 PM CST
No kidding! Fabulous quotes, Rick, the last one applies to me especially.

Greene, Yup, I dream of imaginary helpers nightly, too! Thanks for the msds link - although it wasn't too informative, was it! Formula is a 'trade secret', Ha.

How are we to know if we can spray it on orchids and bromeliads (and other epiphytes that feed through their leaves) without knowing what's in it? Rolling my eyes. gotta find more guinea pig plants . .

It has a really cool bottle with a little measuring section up top - looks handy to re-use for other stuff, too!
Elaine

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Oberon46
May 5, 2014 7:45 AM CST
"Man was not made to rust out in idleness. A degree of exercise is as necessary for the preservation of health, both of body and mind, as his daily food. And what exercise is more fitting, or more appropriate of one who is in the decline of life, than that of superintending a well-ordered garden? What more enlivens the sinking mind? What is more conducive to a long life?
- Joseph Breck"

I agree Thank You! Smiling
"What a person needs in gardening is a cast iron back with a hinge in it" Charles Dudley Warner (spelling edited by Dinu lol)
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
May 5, 2014 8:23 AM CST
@Oberon46 - That is a beautiful quote, thank you (and thanks to Joseph Breck, also). Thank You!
This morning, before having coffee or breakfast, I put your quote into action and cut down two trees which were shading the garden too much. I do not feel rusty or idle, but I did work up a hunger for a healthy breakfast. Rolling on the floor laughing
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Oberon46
May 5, 2014 10:25 AM CST
You should thank Rick Corey from whom I freely plagiarized further up the thread. It is amazing how very good you can feel when you ache and feel so beat after working hard in the garden. Shows that mind is indeed over matter (well, almost always).
"What a person needs in gardening is a cast iron back with a hinge in it" Charles Dudley Warner (spelling edited by Dinu lol)
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crittergarden
May 8, 2014 8:06 AM CST
Oberon46 said:"Man was not made to rust out in idleness. A degree of exercise is as necessary for the preservation of health, both of body and mind, as his daily food. And what exercise is more fitting, or more appropriate of one who is in the decline of life, than that of superintending a well-ordered garden? What more enlivens the sinking mind? What is more conducive to a long life?
- Joseph Breck"


I agree
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crittergarden
May 8, 2014 8:19 AM CST
RickCorey said:The more help a man has in his garden, the less it belongs to him.
- William M. Davies


I also like this one. Even tho I am not a man.... I assume Mr. Davies is from the last century - or even the one before.....

ANYWAY - I have done so much with so little help that I am genuinely proud of my garden!

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