Aphids How to Get Rid of Them

kbmbillups1 Posts: 1,317 ✭✭✭✭✭

Since a lot of us are getting excited about starting seeds and making spring garden plans, I thought I'd share this video I just watched about how to control aphids. I'm always looking for ways to get rid of them.

Another good one. He talks about a lot of the same things, but I like the trap crop idea. I'm going to try it. I'm always spraying them with water, but it would be great to attract them to another plant.


  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,513 admin

    Lovage makes a great trap crop for black aphids.

  • kbmbillups1
    kbmbillups1 Posts: 1,317 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Torey I've been trying to start some under a grow lamp but it just won't sprout. The other ones are doing well - hyssop and epazote. Maybe lovage takes longer or the seeds are not good.

  • Lisa K
    Lisa K Posts: 1,839 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like to "wash" my plants with a biodegradable soap in early spring that way I can control them until the beneficial bugs show up - usually in May.

  • kbmbillups1
    kbmbillups1 Posts: 1,317 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Lisa K That's a good idea too.

  • jowitt.europe
    jowitt.europe Posts: 1,411 admin

    Nasturtiums (tropaeolum) is also a very good aphid trap.

    my way is to strengthen the plants by giving them a good company of herbs, by fertilising with horsetail, stinging nettle and comfrey and by washing the plants with rain water when I am watering them. I grow the plants the harsh way: strong will survive, weak will die whatever I do.

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