aphids colonies on garlic plants
Hi there -
I'm growing Susanville (softneck) and Zemo (hardneck) garlic in my organic garden in San Francisco. Last week, one plant had a small colony of aphids, which I blasted off with a hose. This week, the aphids have rebounded AND spread to other plants. I don't see ants anywhere.
Since the weather has been getting warmer, the garlic have been susceptible to rust as well. (I cut off the infected parts. Not sure if it matters, but it could be stressing the plants?)
I thought garlic repelled aphids! Is this some super-species? Any suggestions on what to do?