Aphids in lettuce growing under lights
I swear, aphids are capable of spontaneous generation.
I've some loose leaf lettuce growing in my basement under lights, and I've been battling an aphid infestation. I've been spot spraying with insecticidal soap when I see them, but finally up rooted each of the lettuce plants, wrapped the root ball in a paper towel, and washed them off under the faucet, and replanted them. Still seeing them, but better under control. I did pot them back into the same windowbox I had them in, and I'm wondering if I should have dumped the potting mix and sanitized the pot and started with fresh mix?
Not sure where they came from, but I do have some outdoor plants overwintering as well on my light shelf, I'm wondering if they may have come in with them. Argh. I hate these buggers.