I had a bad case of trips. I rotated two insecticides, Avid and
Conserve. I sprayed three times, 7 days apart using Conserve, Avid
and then Conserve again. It seem to have done the job. I rotated so
as to not develope a resistant strain of trips. I put 1/4 teaspoon
of sugar and just a drop of Dawn for dish washing. I used 1/4 tsp of
Avid in a half gallon of water and 1/8 tsp of Conserve.
These insecticides are expensive if bought in the manufacture's
smallest quart size. The Conserve is about $100 and Avid is about
$300. I purchased 2 oz quantities from Cape Cod Violetry of each for
about $25. Avid is also a great miteicide.
Conserve did not effect the flowers, but Avid did spot them.
Both of these are relative harmless to humans and pets and not toxins
in the traditional sense. They had little or no smell.
--- In email@example.com, "Lisa" <lisa@c...> wrote:
> Huugy Bear,
> Seed pod?? If it is in the same place as the pollen sacs and
pistils on the other flowers then that is what it is. If you have not
tried crossing the violets for the seed pods, and you have a few of
them, it is a good sign that you have thrips and they are doing it