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Hi to all

Hello I still have the problem with my tomato plants I cut off a lot of new
flowers and leaves, so it might give more strengh to the plant it self and it seems to have made some difference but not much :( .
I have another problem to its my chilly peppers that the ants are eating the flowers. can any1 give me some advice on what can i spray on them!
Is Malathion57 any good? and what is the doseage for the solution? because the writeing on the bottle is unreadable its so small
thankyou all Mr Smit

The Helpful Gardener
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Malathion is not the best thing for ants but it would work. As for directions, I'd recommend a magnifying glass; the mixing directions can be different from product to product despite the fact that they share a common ingredient...

Try a ring of diatomaceous earth around the base of each pepper plant; the ants won't want to cross it and the peppers will like the ph addition...


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