Thursday, April 2, 2009

Brain Dump: Controlling aphids in your garden

Aphids: What I've learned so far:
  • Aphids love my artichoke plants.
  • Keep your plants dry by watering the ground, not the plants
  • Don't water during the afternoon (if you can avoid it)
  • A solution of 1 cup veg oil, 1 tsp dishsoap, 1 tsp vinegar, 1tsp wood oil. I dissolved this in water (enough to make the difference in a spray bottle).
  • Spray on affected area.
  • The ants and aphids will die in minutes.
I'll let you know how this goes.
Photo by wwigins.