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Broccoli - help with bugs

Post  learningtogarden on 7/2/2012, 5:47 pm

This if my first year doing a square foot garden. I planted brussels sprouts and broccoli. My brussels sprouts were doing well until they got covered with little tiny bugs and died. Today i saw the tiny bugs on my broccoli leaves. Is there anything i can do to save it? Looks like a little bit of broccoli is finally coming out but i am afraid it might die too.
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Post  Windsor.Parker on 7/2/2012, 5:54 pm

Sounds like APHIDS!
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those bugs are Aphids: Mix a tblsp of dishwashing liquid in a gallon of water. Fill a spray bottle and spray your plants with it. Be sure to spray the stalks and the underside of the leaves. Do this for a few days, or until they disappear. Also consider removing damaged leaves which are quite good eating when cleaned, cut up and cooked!
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Post  nycquilter on 7/2/2012, 9:23 pm

also, don't ladybugs LOVE aphids? I think I used ladybugs once to kill off the aphids and they were gone within a day. Then, the ladybugs fly off once their work is done.

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Post  Windsor.Parker on 7/3/2012, 6:51 am

@nycquilter wrote:also, don't ladybugs LOVE aphids? I think I used ladybugs once to kill off the aphids and they were gone within a day. Then, the ladybugs fly off once their work is done.
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The Ladybugs will do a fine job IF they're handled correctly.
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