Questions about growing leeks and chives in Phoenix

greendreamhomeMarch 24, 2014

I've read that aphids really hate leeks and chives (as well as onions and garlic.) It's easy to plant those in my container garden or ground-garden area, but what about around my young fruit trees, which get irrigated? They are getting little holes in their leaves, which could be caused by a kind of caterpillar or could be caused by aphids.

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campv

Thrips can also cause that kind of damage. Aphids to my knowledge don't cause holes they just curl the leaves all up and make them sticky,ugly and wrinkled. You can also try mulching with cedar -bugs don't like cedar and its pretty cheap. Might be easier than trying to plant around the base
Big plus the cedar will keep in the moisture when it gets hot.

This post was edited by campv on Mon, Mar 24, 14 at 18:39

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