Monday, August 04, 2008

Attack of the aphids

The aphids are loving my string bean plants. I've out there every day trying to keep them in check. They've completely covered some stems so I basically just smash as many as I can find. Then I take the hose and wash off the remains and any aphids that I missed. Did I mention that I live on an ant hill? At least that's what it feels like. Guess that's why the aphids are doing so well. This is why I don't grow lettuce. Not interested in the "extra protein" in my salad. Got any organic tips for getting rid of aphids or ants?


Kristie said...

On HGTV they were talking about a new environmentally friendly spray you can put on your garden just for those. It was a spray trigger bottle.

Maybe run in to your local garden market, or hardware store and see if they have it.

They also made an environmentally friendly home made mixture but I can't remember what they put in it. lol Good luck.

JJ said...

Put a mix of dish soap and water in a spray bottle. you don't have to do very much of dish soap to water. maybe just a squeeze or to of it.
Then spray the aphids. this will kill them and save you plants.

I have been using this mixture for years and it has worked every time.