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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:34 am 
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How do I get rid of them organically? I have tomatoes right next to the tomatillos, but the bugs are not on the tomatoes.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:00 pm 
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depends on what the bugs are exactly but try spraying the plant with soapy water to see if that effects them , or pick the bugs off by hand (a lot of work but truly organic) and toss them into a bucket to kill them off in later.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:18 pm 
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Thanks for your reply. I decided to get some organic approved bug spray.

That is not how I would like to deal with the issue, but the bugs were eating the entire tomatillo area.

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If the bug of this topic is in its larval stage one of the BT will work and is organic.

As a distance and a guess is colorado potato bettle has an orange larva. If the find a solanum they like they eat around.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:11 pm 
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I pick the larve from the tomato plants one by one...these guys are greenish/white in color and very fat, I don't kill them because I think they turn into a moth or butterfly or such,

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