Does diatomaceous earth still work if it gets wet?



Does diatomaceous earth still work if it gets wet?

Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:14 am

I put some DE around plants that were eaten( leaves), but I don't know if it still works , when it gets wet. Does anybody know or has anybody used it?
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diatomaceous earth when wet

Sun Jul 12, 2009 12:23 pm

Yes, as long as it isn't totally washed away, it should still work. DE is sometimes applied as a wet solution.
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Sun Jul 12, 2009 12:56 pm

Even if it's not as effective *while* wet, it'll start "working" again when dry.
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Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:50 am

The trick with diatomaceous earth is to make sure to use plenty of it. My experience is that using just a little ends up not working at all.
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