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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Dec 27, 2015 5:06 PM CST
Please,
Can you tell me a bit more about the Rosemary Oil. Where do you purchase, how is it mixed and with what.
Are there any precautions such as not spraying on hot sunny days, etc.?
Thank you Thank You!
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Dec 28, 2015 5:31 AM CST
Hi Greene!
I get rosemary oil at health food stores (we have a little local place, but Whole Foods and similar stores carry essential oils and you can order on line). I've never measured, but typically use about 10 drops per quart of water with a few drops of dish soap. It has been a while since I've used it, but I'm pretty sure I avoided spraying in the hot sunny times of day- I typically spray in the evening. If I recall correctly, I believe I just used a mixture of my 3 go to ingredients- garlic, cayenne, and rosemary. The addition of rosemary made the concoction effective against hornworms.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
Rabbit Keeper Critters Allowed Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Herbs Region: Georgia Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Composter
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greene
Dec 28, 2015 6:35 AM CST
This is the perfect solution...no pun intended...for me. I have been trying to avoid using chemicals as coughing and choking are a sign that I should not be breathing the chemical stuff. For a while I placed sprigs of Rosemary here and there as a passive deterrent buy your mixture is much better.

Terrific! I can buy this locally. We have an excellent natural food market here in Savannah, Georgia - Brighter Day owned by Jane and Peter Brodhead - http://www.brighterdayfoods.com/retailer/store_templates/ret... - buying from them keeps the money local and has helped to put their children through college.

Woo-hoo! Thanks a bunch!

Hey, have you thought of making this into one of the "Articles and Ideas" ? Thumbs up Lots of folks could benefit from your magic mixture.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Dec 28, 2015 12:50 PM CST
You're very welcome! I hadn't thought to wright an article on this, but that's a good idea- more folks need to get away from chemical use and might be more inclined to if they see easy alternatives. Some products choke me up too, and some leave a weird taste in my mouth that won't go away for hours and alter the flavor of foods- those really worry me.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Dec 28, 2015 12:57 PM CST
And thanks for the acorns! Thumbs up
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi

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