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Old 31st August 2020, 19:49   #361
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Great! Can you please show the pot size you used for these tomato plants?
Medium sized pots, with single plant in each pot. Will need props as the plant will have to hold the weight of tomatoes and resist the sway due to wind.


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Old 31st August 2020, 21:07   #362
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Anyone has any ideas about these buggers? Someone suggested mixing jaggery in water and spraying the trees, so as to attract other species of ants to drive these ones away. Not sure how that will work out.
A 2% Boric Acid solution in Sugar water is a well known Bait and eradicate type solution.

Simple recipe is One cup water 6-8 teaspoons of sugar mix well. Add a teaspoon of Boric acid mix well. Soak cotton balls or small containers where you see the most infestations and it should gradually reduce.

As with all baits keep it away from young ones and pets.
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Old 31st August 2020, 21:46   #363
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Medium sized pots, with single plant in each pot. Will need props as the plant will have to hold the weight of tomatoes and resist the sway due to wind.


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Lovely growth, plants look little over vegetative, consider pruning to stimulate greater reproductiveness. One tomato plant has the capacity to produce upto 20 kg over its lifetime provided we can nourish it well.
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Continuing my experiment with hydroponics

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Green mustard (lai xaak)

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Tomato plants are fruiting
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Old 7th September 2020, 16:10   #365
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Guys, any suggestions for a good garden cultivator/trowel?

Found this on amazon and find it pretty decent.
https://www.amazon.in/KRIYAA-Garden-...mg_top?ie=UTF8
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Guys, any suggestions for a good garden cultivator/trowel?

Found this on amazon and find it pretty decent.
https://www.amazon.in/KRIYAA-Garden-...mg_top?ie=UTF8
Get sturdier ones from your local nursery, or from roadside ironsmith.
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Old 11th September 2020, 16:58   #367
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I recently moved into my ancestral house and just finding my feet after some renovation works...the house has a pretty big garden area (i was in a flat for 12 years so everything looks big and spacious).

Doing a bit of digging here and there to let rain water flow out and i found (thanks to google) fat indian meal moth's worms. White with a bright orange/red head along with earthworms.

Now i know that earthworms are good for the soil, but what about these moth worms? Should i leave them be in the soil or should i be chucking them out?
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Tried growing green chillies from seeds. But the plant that has grown doesn't look a chili plant. Not able to identify which plant it is, need help.Gardening experts in Team BHP?-img_20201004_151155.jpg

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Tried growing green chillies. Not able to identify which plant it is, need help.Attachment 2062935
This is a wild variety of amaranthus, a common weed in fields and pastures.

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The bitter battle for our backyard wages on and we are on the losing side. The enemy has taken over our yard, trees, front porch and now our car.

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They are everywhere and their numbers seem to grow exponentially. All the squirrels have disappeared. Even the crows don't visit our backyard now. These guys are hyper aggressive. I've seen them lift and carry off a snail!

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I have heard people talk well about Amish spray - its available on Amazon. you can give it a try.

https://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B07...MEE0F855&psc=1
Tried it, with mixed results. The red ants are not very attracted to this product. It does attract other types of ants though. Planning to keep trying this till the bottle runs out.
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A 2% Boric Acid solution in Sugar water is a well known Bait and eradicate type solution.

Simple recipe is One cup water 6-8 teaspoons of sugar mix well. Add a teaspoon of Boric acid mix well. Soak cotton balls or small containers where you see the most infestations and it should gradually reduce.

As with all baits keep it away from young ones and pets.
Tried every possible permutation and combination of the mixture. Made it into a paste, syrup, liquid. These guys are not interested. Tried spraying them with multiple dilutions of boric acid, no effect.

So far, the only thing that does seem to work is the Hit insect killer spray. Does the job, kills every one of them. But they come back after a day or so.

Any suggestions

On a slightly positive note, we've had an unlikely ally in our battle. This guy showed up on our front porch and made a feast of these ants. Cleared our entire front porch and garden!! Hope he sticks around for a few more days!

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The enemy has taken over our yard, trees, front porch and now our car.
Those weaver ants !

random points - not tested.

1. I heard that to reduce them climbing trees, we can try apply a patch of grease around the trunk. This may help to stop them climbing up /down.

2. I had small black ants in my car. I sprayed diesel, and they were controlled.

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You may need to get help of commercial pest control service for this.
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