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Two questions:
1. Something is eating leaves or parts of leaves on my citrus trees. There are no insects when I look.
-Should I suspect grasshoppers?
2. I think there are 'recipes' for home-made sprays based on potassium soap - which I guess is not too poisonous - do you have a recipe. ...
-or does one just dissolve soap and spray?
(And I think I have been told not to use sodium soap, because one does not want sodium in the garden. ...)

jensen

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BJ11 says...
There are several sprays you could try ...
1. 4:1 vegetable oil and dishwashing detergent or white-oil. (This will cover some insects like aphids and suffocate them)
2. blended chilli mixed in water (with a few drops of dish washing liquid to emulsify the chilli oil)
3. blended caterpillars (as even caterpillars can be a little put off by trying to eat around their peers)
4. Encourage lady bugs and praying mantis with flowers to attract them (because they are your desired predators)

Good luck
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jensen says...
Thank you BJ11

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