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By frankgrimes087
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The last couple of days I have been spraying for spider mites, and what I have usually done for years is the next day after spraying I would always flush out my pots (since Phoenix RARELY gets rain lol) to get any left over pesticide out of the soil. Now since my collection has gotten bigger it is more of a pain to flush out every pot.

Is this absolutely necessary every time I spray? What do you all usually do? I cant imagine people with HUGE collections doing this with every plant haha! Thanks guys!
By frankgrimes087
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ChefDean wrote: Tue Jun 28, 2022 12:59 pm I don't have a huge collection, but I don't flush my pots after a treatment.
Ok well that's good to know and you never had any set back from it? Its not that I'm trying to be lazy,(well maybe a little haha :lol: ) but its just that it takes quite a bit of water to flush everything out and its nice to know that I dont have to do that every single time! Thanks Dean I appreciate your feed back!
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By ChefDean
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The only precautions I take is I try to make sure the treatment is only applied to the leaves. Sarrs and VFT's seem to not care, dews, of course, don't like it, but they come around.
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