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General Category => General Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: Sorce on August 31, 2014, 08:40 PM

Title: The Good Eggs
Post by: Sorce on August 31, 2014, 08:40 PM
Of a lacewing.

 I googled pest eggs on strings. I never knew what lacewing eggs looked like, or that it is the larvae that do the duty. But I have always kept the adults around.

To my delight, some free organic mite control to hatch shortly!

I will continue to plug natural pest control.

If you have what it takes to learn Bonsai, you have what it takes to protect the earth from where they come.

And Im not preaching, its just way cooler. 8)


Title: Re: The Good Eggs
Post by: Charles Willis on September 01, 2014, 12:59 PM
To me it's preferable to let the bugs fight themselves to death rather than spray something that might kill one type but let another thrive. Thankfully I haven't had to mess with pests very much, just a little scale.
Title: Re: The Good Eggs
Post by: mc4mc44 on September 19, 2014, 01:12 PM
Other then spraying my pines with the usual preventative fungicides I haven't sprayed anything this year. I had some worms eating a juniper and weaving little homes in the branches but I picked them all off. Everything has been good since. Everything is growing better than ever this year too, this whole natural thing might pay off. It didn't get to hot and humid around here this year though, i think that plays a big role in the health of my trees. Everything grew straight through the summer, the temps never got to high. Usually things die off in July but then build back up before fall. This year the larches didn't stop growing, they're just hardening off the third flush of growth now. The late start to summer probably did something too. And this late/early fall is strange, we had a frost, but it's in the 70's today...This years been funky... I'm not sure what to make of it.
Title: Re: The Good Eggs
Post by: Sorce on September 20, 2014, 05:27 AM

  Rampant growth, but disturbing weather. The doomsday preppers with there bottled water, are going to have a s load of ice, and no Hot dam firewood! Lol.

I anxiously await this winter.

Its good to see folks not using pesticides. I know some collections are very large, and it seems impossible to control, but besides responsible, I think its much easier.

There is a guy who has a saltwater tank setup that maintains itself. If it can be done there, we can do it as well. Of course it takes attention and research, time and effort to find the balance, but so does spraying.

 But spraying is perpetual.

And what else takes time and effort to find balance.....?
Our trees!

Its as simple as applying something we already practice to a different problem.

Forgive my Libra.