Lettuce Plants
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spraying lettuce with vinegar get rid of small green worms

Anonymous added on June 6, 2015 | Answered

Will spraying my lettuce with vinegar get rid of the small green worms? I have never used commercial pest control sprays and have been gardening organically for years. Should I dilute the spray?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on June 8, 2015

It might get rid of the worms but it may also kill your plants. The acidity in vinegar will quickly burn up the plant, even if you dilute it, there is no guarantee that it will not harm the lettuce. Try neem oil instead. It is safe to use and effective. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/problems/pests/neem-oil-uses.htm

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