Dealing with aphids and other bugs

srilunewgardenerNovember 26, 2012

This is my first year of gardening. I planted okra, indian cucumeber(Dosa Kaya), Gongura, clusted beans and some other vegetables in March. I started picking up okra and gongura by may/june. But, Okra and Gongura were badly infected with Aphids and I had to chop off the entire plant.They both were yeilding very well when the Aphid problem started and I didn't know how to control them. I lost them completely. My cucumber and cluster beans also got some decease and dead withing few days after the desease started. We worked really hard to make the garden beds and plant the garden and were left with great disappointment. Please let me know how to deal with these pests and deceases to be better prepared for the next season. I really prefer organic solution.

Thank you,

Srilu

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toucan(9)

Try Diatomaceous Earth. You can get a huge bag at some feed stores. Sometimes they carry smaller bags at Home Depot, but mine only carries DE laced with insect killing chemicals. DE is organic.

    Bookmark   January 9, 2013 at 11:09AM
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jaya77

Try neem oil based insect spray. Buy ladybugs from and garden store they can eat 2000 aphids they are really good ...from my experience I buy ladybugs every year.also try growing beneficial flowers and herbs that distract the insects

    Bookmark   May 1, 2013 at 9:08PM
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