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How to Use Flour to Keep Pests Off Plants
Stop grasshoppers and other chewing insects from eating your plants by making them eat flour. Place three cups of all-purpose flour in a garden duster or saltshaker and then jiggle the plants to get the insects moving. Dust the insects and the leaves of the plant with the flour. ...More
How to Use Flour to Keep Pests Off PlantsBy: Tricia Craven Worley
You can use flour to stop grasshoppers and other chewing insects from eating your plants. Here’s how:
- Place all-purpose flour in a garden duster or saltshaker.
- Jiggle the plants to get the insects moving, then dust the insects and the leaves of the plant with the flour.
- After two days, rinse the flour off of the plants using a fine spray from a hose to keep from harming plants.
The best time to dust the plants is in the morning while the plants are damp with dew. Do not use self-rising flour. The salts in this type of flour may damage your plants and they aren’t good for the soil.
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