By cussinwolf from NC Mountains
Gotta luv the bugs...NOT. As long as the lettuce is clean you can eat it. Wash it well. Bugs can actually be nutritious...lots of protein, or so I'm told. :)
I am doing container gardens now too. I mixed a spray bottle of water with a little "green" dishwashing detergent and use that to keep the bugs off the plants. It works great. I think it coats them and keeps them from breathing. What I do know is that they drop when well sprayed and it doesn't poisin anything including the plants. Washes off when you want to eat your hard earned produce.
It also works on my pine tree when it has worms....they drop to the ground where I can squish them with my boots. And they don't come back.
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