Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Alternative cover to straw for overwintering strawberries.
by yolos Today at 3:42 pm

» First Frost!
by brianj555 Today at 3:27 pm

» My new compost heap
by brianj555 Today at 2:36 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 11:29 am

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Robbomb116 Today at 10:38 am

» How Many Square Feet Do You Have?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 8:56 am

» Today's Harvest
by LizDTM Yesterday at 7:08 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:33 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 3:00 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 1:16 pm

» The Winter Journey and greenhouse plastic
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 11:14 am

» Tomato Questions
by brianj555 Yesterday at 11:07 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 5:37 am

» N&C Midwest; November Already? 2017
by Scorpio Rising 11/18/2017, 7:34 pm

» BOOK GIVEAWAY #5 - ENDS 11/17/17
by brianj555 11/18/2017, 4:12 pm

» Microgreens Gardening
by Kelejan 11/18/2017, 3:30 pm

» What I learned this year
by countrynaturals 11/18/2017, 1:45 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by trolleydriver 11/18/2017, 9:26 am

» First Tromboncino female flower
by countrynaturals 11/17/2017, 5:51 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 11/17/2017, 1:59 pm

» Free lunaria seeds
by hammock gal 11/17/2017, 10:12 am

» Plastic containers / trash cans?
by sanderson 11/16/2017, 10:33 pm

» Mels book
by Scorpio Rising 11/16/2017, 7:04 pm

» Mid-Atl - Nov 2017 - Warming Up AGAIN?
by sanderson 11/16/2017, 4:17 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by Turan 11/15/2017, 4:59 pm

» Goodbye to my SFG Raised Beds
by Turan 11/15/2017, 4:41 pm

» Pickle recipes
by sanderson 11/15/2017, 4:12 am

» What variety of avocado would you recommend?
by dstack 11/14/2017, 9:12 pm

» Saffron?
by plantoid 11/14/2017, 3:32 pm

» Free Sunchoke Tubers
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/13/2017, 6:36 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Attack of the aphids

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Attack of the aphids

Post  No_Such_Reality on 3/27/2013, 10:20 pm

Spring has sprung and the aphids are on the march.

I've got one onion container under assault with blow over to the other containers. I've released a box of lady bugs, they seem to be doing okay.

My shallots are another story. They went from nothing on them last week to being covered black today. They've been struggling anyway and are a bit small, but literally there is very little green visible through the aphids.

Anybody else under assault or am I just early blessed?

I've also noticed over on the side of the house, where I've massively cut back the heavenly bamboo, they are coated in powdery mildew.

Not shaping up to be a good year... :-(


No_Such_Reality

Male Posts : 536
Join date : 2011-04-22
Location : Orange County, CA aka Disneyland or Sunset zone 22

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Attack of the aphids

Post  Coelli on 3/27/2013, 10:25 pm

@No_Such_Reality wrote:Anybody else under assault or am I just early blessed?

Not under assault so much, yet (my beds are covered with tulle, which keeps the worst off) but certainly more aphids than last year. My dinosaur kale was infested so last night I sprayed them down with a neem oil and a little dish soap, and then misted my unprotected tomatoes since I had a bunch left over, just in case.

Hang in there!
avatar
Coelli

Female Posts : 300
Join date : 2012-04-30
Location : Los Angeles foothills

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Attack of the aphids

Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts on 3/27/2013, 10:50 pm

I've been battling them for 3 weeks or so. We're in the 70s right now and they're in heaven in my garden. They're on my spinach, a particular variety of lettuce from my Mescalun mix and my radishes.

I might have mixed my Neem oil up in too light of a mix as it doesn't seem to be working past the immediate spray. It's the first time I've used it. Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.
aj
avatar
audrey.jeanne.roberts

Posts : 1918
Join date : 2012-12-07
Location : Central Calif Mtns.

View user profile http://audreyjeanne-roberts.artistwebsites.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Attack of the aphids

Post  CapeCoddess on 3/28/2013, 12:46 pm

Oh no...looks like this'll be the year of the aphids. I had some on 2 of my tomato seedlings but was able to squish them off.

CC
avatar
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6477
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 61
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Attack of the aphids

Post  Yardslave on 3/29/2013, 10:45 am

I have seen an increase of aphids on my kale and radishes, as this seems to be a regular spring appearance. I will give them a soaking with an oil/soap spray solution. I found that the most effective time to spray is after sunset, when the temp drops. This also reduces the chance of any sun burning of the leaves. I also don't plant Fava beans in the fall, as they have been a major vector for aphids- when they aren't around in the Spring, the aphid population is way down, and no more black aphids at all.
avatar
Yardslave

Male Posts : 306
Join date : 2012-01-19
Age : 66
Location : Carmel Valley, Ca.

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Attack of the aphids

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum