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Jun 8, 2013 7:06 PM CST
|Inexpensive, simple to mix, gets the job done, smells great.|
What more could anyone ask. Thanks for the recipe.
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Jun 8, 2013 7:58 PM CST
|Thanks for the recipe, are there any plants it should NOT be used on?|
Jun 8, 2013 8:17 PM CST
|Thank you for the tip. My neighbor is fighting aphids on their beautiful hibiscus. I will share this info to them.|
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Jun 9, 2013 7:58 AM CST
|I have a sprayer I put on the hose that I dial the amount of "whatever" per gallon of water. If I would put a large proportion of everything EXCEPT the water, (to have more in the jar) what would be the amount per gallon one would shoot for? Tho perhaps it wouldn't meter out very well since the viscosity of the Murphys and the veg. oil might make it too thick to use that way??? IDK........|
Jun 9, 2013 9:07 AM CST
|Thanks for the recipe, I'm always fighting aphids on my rose bushes.|
Jun 9, 2013 10:14 AM CST
|Thanks for the recipe. The permanent marker on the container is a great idea, too. Although you are "sure" you will remember what's in it, chances are you won't -- especially if you have "Old Timers" like me.|
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Jun 11, 2013 2:11 PM CST
|Thank you! I have some baby Asparagus beans coming up, I'll use this on them. Durn aphids!|
I would NOT use this on Adeniums--- Desert Roses. They are so fickle, and dislike most chemicles, especially a soap.
Jun 15, 2013 7:24 AM CST
|I need something for my milkweeds but don't want it to be detrimental to monarch & queen caterpillars! Could this be used & not leave a residue that would kill the cats if I spray it when they aren't present???|
Lila aka 'imabirdnut'
Jun 15, 2013 7:24 AM CST
|For the first time I have aphids on my daylilies. Would this be a good thing to use ?|
Jun 15, 2013 8:26 AM CST
|It seems like a good idea... and it does get the job done... but we shouldn't use Murphy's Oil Soap in an outdoor environment to freely enter the watershed. The potassium hydroxide in it is classified as a Section 311 material by the Clean Water Act. So, if you use it in a manner that isn't described on the label, you are not only potentially endangering the environment, you are breaking federal law. |
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Jun 28, 2013 7:58 PM CST
|My adeniums thank you|
Aug 19, 2013 8:16 PM CST
|>> be sure to label properly with a permanent marker. |
Amen! I had some dilute Miracle Gro in one spray bottle, and insecticidal soap plus alcohol plus dishwashing soap in another bottle.
I forgot which was which and "watered" a plant in a quart yogurt tub with lots of soapy alcohol. Dead plant, overnight.
It wouldn't be that bad outdoors, using reasonable amounts to spray the leaves. I gave this guy a good, through watering with something that wasn't water.
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Little Willy is no more.
For what he thought was H2O
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