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I bought a gallon of regular Chlorox just last week at Walmart. I thought I checked the concentration when I was in the store but apparently not. It is also 6%, with a manufacture date of June 21, 2017.
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Your pictures DO! prove your suggestions.Beautiful plants.
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It has been threatening rain for the last few days with lots of clouds and nearly 100% humidity and yesterday it came starting about 4 am and it rained off and on most of the day. I went out this morning planning on fertilizing my bell peppers and found once again that Early Blight had come in big time with the rain. Even my newest bed with young plants was hit hard by it and there was no sign of it on either of my last two beds planted then all of a sudden it is on nearly every tomato plant. Needless to say I spent a couple of hours cutting off the worst of it and spraying everything down with the bleach spray. It should have had time to dry since the sun is just now showing good. Luckily for me it was a bit late getting here this morning or I would have had to wait to spray the bleach. I guess I will follow up with some Daconil later because the copper that was put on just a few days ago did nothing to stop the EB. I had used copper because I was getting some Gray mold and spot or speck diseases on a few plants and with no sign of EB I thought it was the best option. Seems like I frequently guess wrong on that choice.

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Bummer Bill.
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Bummer Bill.
This has been the worst year for EB in all the years I have been growing tomatoes. It usually isn't much of a problem except on just one or two varieties that seem more prone to it. This year it has hit almost every variety to some degree or another.

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I was out early this morning spraying with Daconil and observing what the bleach spray did. I had a fair amount of gray mold on some of my black tomatoes and some speck and spot diseases that all shriveled from the spray but none of my new growth showed any damage from the spray despite me doing it at 8 am yesterday. I hope the Daconil will help with the EB and the speck and spot diseases. What would really help is for it not to rain for a couple of days.

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Bill, do you think bleach spray would kill mites on my watermelon?
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Bill, do you think bleach spray would kill mites on my watermelon?
Absolutely not. It is far too mild to affect them. I use the bleach spray regularly and have never seen it have a detrimental affect on mites or even aphids. You will need something far more toxic to get rid of those little buggers. I used the Permethrin, Dawn and DE combo on my cantaloupes which had mites and whiteflies and it helped a great deal. Spraying the underside of any melon leaves is hard to do with any thoroughness and if you don't get the undersides you won't bother the mites too much. One really good thing it did was totally stopped the damaging pickle worms on both my cantaloupes and cucumbers, which surprised me.

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I don't have any permethrin. I do have Sevin but haven't used it yet. I don't really want to kill everything around, especially since it is so hot out there I am not so sure the good guys would come back soon enough. I have Pure Neem oil I have been spraying with some DE in it, but doesn't seem to be getting it under control.
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This thread needs to be a sticky.
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This thread needs to be a sticky.
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Bill, I remembered I had purchased some Organicide 3 n 1, I sprayed that this morning.
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