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Help! Aphids are everywhere!


I tried growing veggies and herbs in my backyard, but an aphid infestation killed them all off. I decided to start a new herb garden indoors, which was going very well for a while. Somehow, though, the aphids found their way to those, as well. As the plants will be used for cooking, I do not want to use any harsh insecticides to fix the problem. I read somewhere that coating the leaves with water and dish soap will keep them away, but that's not even working. These little buggers are relentless, and I'm at a loss for weapons against them. Does anyone have any good ideas?

 

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    Kristen Haynie 5 years ago

    I went over and found those hubs you wrote. I really like the garlic water method. It works! It keeps the aphids away, and my herbs are thriving now that they're not being eaten alive!

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    Kristen Haynie 5 years ago

    Using lady bugs is a great idea! This is great for keeping aphids under control on my outdoor plants, but they're still finding their way inside and eating my indoor plants.


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