Help w/ ants and aphids
Hi, new to posting here and looking for help w/ my veggies. First I noticed black ants on my cantelope flowers. Upon closer inspection I saw little grey things--aphids? The next day they (ants) had moved over to my bush beans. One plant had the dreaded brown, crispy leaves. I tossed it. Now a couple more have browning leaves. Is this aphids, and if so, how do I stop it? Last year I thought, "No chemicals!" and as a result lost almost all my toms to aphids (if that's what causes dead, crispy leaves). What steps can I take to stop the damage?