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Post  Chopper on 9/7/2010, 5:13 pm

Is it aphid season in So Cal? I have lots and lots of them all of a sudden. Starting about mid-August. All over my cukes. I was just thinking about getting aggressive when I saw a pretty decent crowd of ladybugs and some eggs and larvae. So I decided to let nature take its course - especially since the cukes are coming fast and furious.

Also saw a praying mantis out there. I think I will let them all do the hard work and I will just harvest.

Anyone else seeing an increase in aphids?

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Post  acara on 9/7/2010, 8:57 pm

All over my hibiscus, but so far the edible garden is safe.

I was hitting the Hibiscus with dishsoap/water right before I came online tonight.

Kinda surprised to be battiling aphids this late in the year in FL

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