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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
May 4, 2017 2:43 PM CST
Does anyone use kaolin clay for insect control in there VEGATABLE GARDEN ?
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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May 4, 2017 5:09 PM CST
Only if you plant to eat the clay. Smiling
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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May 4, 2017 5:28 PM CST
Philipwonel said:If you use kaolin clay for your vegetable garden, does it need to be food grade ?

For spraying against pests? This commercial product says you can apply up to to the day of harvest but see also the note about whether produce will be washed etc. Here's the label:

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