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by Mandi on July 20, 2006 06:19 AM
ITs the invasion of the grasshoppers eating my beans!!! What can I do??? [Mad]

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Mandi [Smile] "...No great thing is created suddenly.."
by Longy on July 20, 2006 10:14 PM
Put a net over the beans, like a mosquito net, to keep them off.
or
Harvest the grasshopeers, dip into a batter and stir fry
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mix 2 cups of treacle/golden syrup/molasses with a gallon of water and spray the plants. The hoppers don't like sticky feet. Weird eh!

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by Sorellina on July 21, 2006 10:49 AM
Ciao Longy,

What the heck is 'treacle'? [dunno]

Cheers,
Julianna

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by Deborah L. on July 21, 2006 11:19 AM
What kind of batter? Got a recipe? [Big Grin]

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by Longy on July 21, 2006 11:27 AM
What the heck is 'treacle'?
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A derivative of sugar manufacture. Sort of like molasses in texture but sweet. AKA golden syrup.
It is sugar before being crystallized basically.

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by Longy on July 21, 2006 11:32 AM
What kind of batter?
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A beer batter would be OK i reckon. Or an egg batter.
Recipe.
Make the batter,
coat the grasshoppers in the batter.
Heat oil
Add battered grasshoppers.
Crunchy!
Supposed to be nice actually.
Be interesting to try it. Maybe a nice sweet chilli sauce.....

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by Deborah L. on July 21, 2006 11:51 AM
Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww ! [Razz]

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by Mandi on July 21, 2006 07:34 PM
Yeah Yeah, its all a joke until YOUR BEANS ARE ATTACKED BY GRASSHOPPERS!! (LOL) [tears]

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Mandi [Smile] "...No great thing is created suddenly.."
by melcon6 on July 21, 2006 10:32 PM
Grasshoppers are NASTY!!! [Razz] I never realized how much damage and eating they could do !!

I look really funny when I go after them , chasing them around the yard, yelling obscenities while stomping them.

I just recently read to use the slug bait pellets and so we are trying that at the farm I work at and it has reduced their numbers greatly. [thumb]

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by Longy on July 21, 2006 11:47 PM
Yeah Yeah, its all a joke until YOUR BEANS ARE ATTACKED BY GRASSHOPPERS!!
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Hey Mandi, this part is serious, so is the bit about using netting to keep 'em off. Give the sticky stuff a go.

"mix 2 cups of treacle/golden syrup/molasses with a gallon of water and spray the plants. The hoppers don't like sticky feet."

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by melcon6 on July 21, 2006 11:58 PM
Longy, I can't help but think that you'd attract ants with that solution??? [dunno] At least they don't do the damage that the grasshoppers do. The grasshoppers love my basil. [Mad]

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by Longy on July 22, 2006 12:08 AM
I can't help but think that you'd attract ants
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Ants are already there and do no damage anyway. Try it. Sticky stuff diluted, sprayed on plants. Not rocket science. If it doesn't work, then you'll know. (but it works.)

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