Yeah, they are really busting out quick, considering how late I was putting them in. But we’ve been getting both rain and sunshine quite often so it’s not too surprising. I’m just hoping to not lose anymore. It actually rained again later last night, but I’m not sure how much wind was with this batch? … I will have the Wife let me know when she goes out today and checks it out. And yeah, we give a lot out each year, both to neighbors and some folks at my work. It’s why I usually plant so much, so I have it.
As to the Diatomaceous Earth, I think I’ve heard of it, but never used it before. But I will definitely look into it though. … I presently have been using a home made remedy for quite a few years now, using the ‘Blue’ Dawn Liquid Soap. It pretty much does similarly by dissolving the Exoskeleton and covers them so they can’t breath. But you have to actually spray the little bastards directly. (which I don’t mind) But it works pretty quick too, usually within a minute or so they are dropping dead. … I will post a link to some info on it below, very simplistic. Might look into Diatomaceous Earth as being it can be applied such as products like ‘Sevin’ but don’t like those, since they can kill other things like Butterflies, Bees, etc.
Ran a quick search, but there are loads of links for this. … I use the same this was calls for 2.5 oz. of both the ‘Blue’ Dawn Liquid and Vegetable Oil. NOTE: You must use the ‘Blue’ Dawn Soap, since the others have Bleach in them, which will damage the plants. Blue Dawn can also be used to spray on things like Moss, etc. … Apparently the little Blue bottle has quite a few applications it can be used for. They also say it’s the safest on getting oils off wildlife, etc. So we usually keep it around the house.