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Q.Veg Plants Dying After Using “organic” Spray For Insects

Zone 90712 | Anonymous added on May 10, 2021 | Answered

Mixture of equal parts beer, dish detergent, mouthwash and dash of Tabasco. All plants developed holes in leaves, serious yellow/brown leaf curl, lost most leaves, etc. Turns out I used Biotene mouthwash and I think that caused the problem. I’ve washed all with water. What about the effect on the soil now? Everything is in containers. HELP! Thank you.

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Answered on May 14, 2021

Yes, you can get into trouble with some of the homemade concoctions. I think since you have everything in containers, the rinsing will help, plus you might work in some compost to further dilute anything harmful.

Neem oil is safe and effective.


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