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Little green Aphids on my eggplant leaves...

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Little green Aphids on my eggplant leaves...

Post  NHGardener on 6/10/2011, 10:20 am

Jeesh, yesterday it was slugs, today it's aphids.

What is an organic remedy for aphids again?

Interestingly, the eggplants were transplants that I bought from the local farm store who bought them from an organic grower up the road. I wonder if I imported aphids into my garden.

Edit: Does Diatomaceous Earth (DE) work on aphids? Would I powder the leaves with that? I have a bag of that for the chicken coop, and I think it's probably organic - it says food grade.

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Re: Little green Aphids on my eggplant leaves...

Post  martha on 6/13/2011, 10:24 pm

yes, it will kill aphids, and yes, it is organic. (I love being the bearer of good news!)

http://www.ghorganics.com/DiatomaceousEarth.html

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Post  camprn on 6/13/2011, 10:26 pm

a strong, but not too strong, spray of the hose. Insecticidal soap too. Lady bugs. Very Happy

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Post  NHGardener on 6/13/2011, 10:34 pm

You know what I think killed my aphids?

I could be wrong about this - maybe it just got colder and wetter and they are hiding somewhere.

But I read on the internet (and the internet can't be wrong - ha) that if you squish them, it leaves some kind of scent that repels the others. So I rubbed all my eggplant leaves and squished them, and I haven't seen anymore.

I wonder if that worked or if they'll be back. Will post when (and if) the weather ever dries/warms up.

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Post  shannon1 on 6/14/2011, 2:26 am

That's the way I kill the ones on my eggplant too, mob style. I rub them out. Eggplant leaves are strong and can take it. Had to recruit a lady beetle from a neighbor's garden for the dill. Wink

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Post  NHGardener on 6/14/2011, 7:49 am

Mob style - rub them out. rofl

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