Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Cedar Oil Toplef10Cedar Oil 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

Cedar Oil I22gcj10Cedar Oil 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]

Join the forum, it's quick and easy

Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Cedar Oil Toplef10Cedar Oil 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

Cedar Oil I22gcj10Cedar Oil 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Square Foot Gardening Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Horsey poop
by MrBooker Today at 5:39 pm

» Calling all juice bar waste composters...
by KiwiSFGnewbie Today at 5:21 pm

» Sealing Barrels Flowers Struggling-Need Ideas
by Scorpio Rising Today at 10:10 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising Today at 10:00 am

» Compost bins: Open vs. closed
by Scorpio Rising Today at 9:59 am

» Famous Gardening Quotes
by sanderson Yesterday at 10:53 pm

» Hello From the Kern River Valley from Kernville, Ca
by sanderson Yesterday at 9:52 pm

» N&C Midwest January & February 2024
by OhioGardener Yesterday at 2:46 pm

» Mark's first SFG
by sanderson Sun Feb 25, 2024 1:36 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson Sun Feb 25, 2024 1:26 am

» Prefab compost question
by DMann Sat Feb 24, 2024 12:37 pm

» Starbucks for coffee grounds!
by OhioGardener Sat Feb 24, 2024 7:44 am

» Kiwi's SFG Adventure
by sanderson Fri Feb 23, 2024 5:39 pm

» Hello from Surrey
by sanderson Fri Feb 23, 2024 12:29 am

» Kitty Control
by sanderson Thu Feb 22, 2024 10:49 pm

» Western Mount/High Plains: Seed Planting Dates
by Turan Thu Feb 22, 2024 4:07 pm

» Jjean59 first SFG - 2024
by Scorpio Rising Thu Feb 22, 2024 11:00 am

» Winter Lag - Waiting for Sprimg
by sanderson Wed Feb 21, 2024 4:36 pm

» TDs 2024 SFG
by Turan Wed Feb 21, 2024 12:09 am

» Hello! From GA! Newbie
by sanderson Tue Feb 20, 2024 9:53 pm

» Sweet Potato Slips - Buy or Grow?
by sanderson Tue Feb 20, 2024 1:27 pm

» Seeds 'n Such Free Shipping
by sanderson Tue Feb 20, 2024 1:09 pm

» Ohio Gardener's Greenhouse
by OhioGardener Mon Feb 19, 2024 5:46 pm

» Hi from Central Oregon
by donnainzone5 Sun Feb 18, 2024 5:50 pm

» Mealybugs?
by OhioGardener Sat Feb 17, 2024 11:02 am

» Holy snow Batman!
by OhioGardener Sat Feb 17, 2024 10:59 am

» Second Life for Determinate Tomatoes?
by OhioGardener Fri Feb 16, 2024 7:35 am

» Recommended store bought compost - Photos of composts
by sanderson Fri Feb 09, 2024 10:52 pm

» Now is The Time To Take Seed Inventory
by sanderson Mon Feb 05, 2024 5:34 pm

» Homemade Seed Starting Mix
by sanderson Sun Feb 04, 2024 4:05 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Cedar Oil

4 posters

Go down

Cedar Oil Empty Cedar Oil

Post  H_TX_2 Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:49 pm

Does anyone here know if cedar oil has any positive or negative effects? I am looking to have a sprinkler system installed and the installer can also install an attachment that can spray cedar oil in the yard that is supposed to repel mosquitoes. Do you know if it actually works to repel mosquitoes and kill mosquito larvae and eggs? The sprinkler system will not touch my SFGs because those are watered by my own drip system. Some grass, leaves and other material from my yard will be exposed to the cedar oil and end up in my compost barrel. Can this cedar oil make composting take longer than it should? Any other views on the cedar oil?

It's funny how once you start gardening and composting you find that everything is (or should be) connected. If I didn't have a garden I wouldn't really care what was sprayed onto my lawn if it actually kept mosquitoes away.
H_TX_2
H_TX_2

Male Posts : 288
Join date : 2011-12-08
Location : Houston, TX

Back to top Go down

Cedar Oil Empty Re: Cedar Oil

Post  camprn Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:49 pm

Mosquitoes breed in pools of standing water. If you don't have standing water, there is no mosquitoes breeding in your yard.

This is an interesting read about the buggers, with some good advice about them, the life cycle, tolerance levels and management of them.

http://www.stephentvedten.com/23_Mosquitoes.pdf

____________________________

43 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



Cedar Oil WxBanner?bannertype=wu_clean2day_cond&airportcode=KEEN&ForcedCity=Keene&ForcedState=NH&zipcode=03431&language=EN
camprn
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14169
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 61
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Cedar Oil Empty Re: Cedar Oil

Post  LikeToGarden Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:53 pm

Ditto camprn and add flowers to attract hummingbirds.
Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Yard
"An adult female can consume up to 2,000 insects per day. Small invertebrates including mosquitoes"
extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/FNR/FNR-249-W.pdf
LikeToGarden
LikeToGarden

Posts : 42
Join date : 2013-03-06
Location : zone 8

Back to top Go down

Cedar Oil Empty Re: Cedar Oil

Post  H_TX_2 Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:55 pm

I guess I should have been a little more clear. I know mosquitoes lay eggs in water but the guy claimed it would kill the eggs and larvae which I don't care about because I don't have any standing water. I was more interested in it being a repellent. I'm guessing if it does have a repellent effect that it wears off within a short time.

My bigger question was what effect it might have on things going into my compost pile. If cedar is good material for boxes because it is rot resistant then will it slow down my compost pile?

I like the idea of attracting hummingbirds or bats to my yard to eat their fill of mosquitoes. Here the mosquitoes are almost humming bird size. I would love to see these oversize mosquitoes battling with hummingbirds.
H_TX_2
H_TX_2

Male Posts : 288
Join date : 2011-12-08
Location : Houston, TX

Back to top Go down

Cedar Oil Empty Re: Cedar Oil

Post  LikeToGarden Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:25 am

Here's a link to cedar (not oil itself but chips etc) that may help answer your question
greenliving. nationalgeographic.com/soil-composting-cedar-chips-20335.html
LOL big mosquitoes Laughing


Last edited by camprn on Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:17 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : tried to fix link)
LikeToGarden
LikeToGarden

Posts : 42
Join date : 2013-03-06
Location : zone 8

Back to top Go down

Cedar Oil Empty Re: Cedar Oil

Post  jazzycat Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:22 am

I don't know about cedar oil, but there is a product called "Mosquito Barrier" that is almost pure garlic juice. It works wonderfully! It also works on ticks. And it supposedly works on a lot of other things, like fire ants. We used some last summer in NC because there is a huge tick problem there (waaaay out in the country) and also mosquitoes. I've ordered some to use here in Savannah this year, but I haven't put it out yet. You just add it to water and use a sprayer (like you would use to apply pesticides). You can also use it on bodies of water (like a pond). You have to add some oil or detergent or something (can't exactly remember) so it doesn't dissipate in the water. You do have to reapply it periodically to keep it working, but it's a great way to fight some nasty bugs naturally! Very Happy We have a huge fire ant problem here, so it'll be interesting to see how well it works on them. NOTHING seems to get rid of them!

OH, and we were outside one evening before I had applied it to the yard, and the mosquitoes were eating me alive! (they LOVE me for some reason!) I just opened the bottle and set it on the ground nearby, and they disappeared almost instantly! I have to warn you, the garlic smell when you open the bottle is overpowering, but once you put it on the yard it goes away pretty quick. It still keeps them away though, for several weeks.
avatar
jazzycat

Posts : 596
Join date : 2013-03-12
Location : Savannah, GA

Back to top Go down

Cedar Oil Empty Re: Cedar Oil

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum