mbrown4
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I have bugs, Help!

I started my garden late this year but I have been noticing small black bugs that look like fleas in my garden. Does anyone know a natural or less harmful way then pesticides to get rid of them?

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nes
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1:5 Dishsoap to water works great for me :)
Vanessa raising organic vegetables, livestock, wildflowers, and family in zone 5A.

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Many years ago, when I first tried to make a soap and water spray for my plants, I used dish soap. It badly burned the leaves on a plant. I then learned that much of what we call "dish soap" is more correctly called "dish detergent."

You need to use real soap to make the mixture. Read the label on whatever you use, to be sure it isn't a detergent.

These days, I use Dr. Bonner's soap. :)
"Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?" - Douglas Adams

mbrown4
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Thanks for the help. I will give it a try and make sure to read labels. I am a new gardener so I appreciate the help!

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