But if you have done the common prevention techniques like draining gutters, old tires, planters, etc., and if you keep nearby ground covers like ivy and pachysandra mowed low, I can reluctantly support spraying. But this assumes your pesticide company only sprays on calm days and directs the spray only into mosquito habitat.
Q: Where can I get non-GMO heirloom Big Boy and Better Boy tomato seeds?Paul Puckett, email
A: When I saw your question initially, I thought to myself, "What does he mean by 'heirloom'? Those tomato varieties aren't that old!" But I am going to have to eat my words! One definition of heirloom tomatoes includes those varieties introduced 50 years ago, which would include both of these!
Addressing the first part of your question, to my knowledge there are no GMO tomatoes available to homeowners, either from seed or at the grocery. Some have been produced in laboratories, but they are not commercially grown. And to your second query, you can get Big Boy and Better Boy tomato seed from Totally Tomatoes (totallytomato.com). To reward you for helping me learn something new, I posted the history of Big Boy and Better Boy tomatoes at bit.ly/GAbigboy.
Q: Are solar pots good or bad for plants? Might they confuse a plant by shining light on the roots, causing them to try to grow more?P.G. Randall, email
A: Solar pots are quite attractive with their soft nighttime glow, but I think the intensity of the light would not be enough to affect the plants in the pots in any way.
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