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Post  jms-ilm on 4/20/2012, 9:05 am

Was messing around this morning, training my cukes up the trellis when I noticed these critters on the underside of one leaf. They were only on one leaf of one plant out of 4 in my box. What are they, are they harmful, and how can I get rid of them if need be?



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Post  Squat_Johnson on 4/20/2012, 9:23 am

Those are aphids - blast them with a spray of the hose. Insecticidal soap too. Lady bugs will eat those.
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Post  Hoggar on 4/20/2012, 1:14 pm

Speaking of lady bugs, I watched a show last weekend that said not to buy
full grown lady bugs. They said to buy them in there larval stage.

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Post  dianamarie03 on 4/20/2012, 1:20 pm

Yup, you've got some aphids on your cukes. I've had good luck with just spraying them off, if they keep coming back, mix a few drops of dish soap in a gallon of water and spray it on the plants.

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Post  jms-ilm on 4/20/2012, 2:22 pm

gonna try spraying them....as they seem to be pretty confined, at least for now.

does anyone have any sources for ladybugs online???
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Post  llama momma on 4/20/2012, 2:42 pm

GardensAlive.com has a pkg. of lady bugs that covers 1,000 sq.ft for 14.95 It is in their April catalogue, pg 10.
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Post  jillintx on 4/20/2012, 3:00 pm

I've ordered the predatory wasps from Arbico for several years (Arbico.com), and they offer lady bugs and several other beneficial insects. Looks like ladybugs are 1500 for $12.95. I really like dealing with that company.
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