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by debraw on April 19, 2005 03:35 PM
I have tiny black bugs eating my lettuce leaves. If you touch them they jump off. Are these flee beatles and how do I get rid of them?
Help me please!!
by Longy on April 22, 2005 01:23 PM
I don't know what they could be. Just bugs. Are you sure it's them that's doing the eating? If you wanna spray 'em organically, try a chilli and/or garlic spray. Chemically,hit 'em with some pyrethrum and a dash of whiteoil. A bit of potassium as a liquid fertiliser might help ward off future attcks. Healthy plants are not inviting to most insects and potassium helps build cell walls and toughens leaves up. Also, you could try covering them with a mosquito net but you'll have to get rid of the existing bugs first. I use this method on some veges and it works very well. As long as you don't need insects to pollinate that is:)

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