SIGH..and the fun begins!

zelicindyDecember 13, 2010

We have 10 Bhuts we started afew months a go in our downstairs "Bhut labratory". They are so nice looking and a good foot tall. But OH NOOOOO.....went downstairs to check on the babies and at least 3 are under APHID attack!! So now the fun begins on checking them every day and getting rid of the nasty little burgers!!! I KILL YOU APHIDS!!! Ahhhhh....the life of a Bhut farmer!!! :)

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Aphids are just a fact of over-wintering/growing peppers indoors.
I try to use the least radical methods. Ladybugs are best, as long as you spray a bit of moisture
on the plants so the Ladybugs/larvae don't die. Soap sprays will work...but need to be re-applied.

Basically, I rely on the vitality of my plants to grow new leaves faster than the aphids can eat.
But this means ample sun/light and plenty of available nutrients, especially the micros.
Also, the sooner you can begin hardening off your plants, the tougher the leaves will be.
Commiserating,

Josh

    Bookmark   December 13, 2010 at 6:45PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Garden Prep - Necessary?
Hi All, I was allocated this space at my in-laws house...
salevene
Tip for burning hands from working with hot pepper
I'm sure this tip has been addressed but had to share...
utdeedee
Removing aphids from seedlings?
This is the first year I've had this problem. My seedlings...
bella_trix
Help, Jalapenos and Serranos flowering....WAY too early.
I figure it must be a fertilizer issue. I am in Victoria,...
theripetomatofarm
First orange hab pods forming
With the spring weather conditions outside setting in...
SoCarRob (Zone 7)
Sponsored Products
Hand Tufted Lucinda Blue Wool Rug (3'0 Round)
Overstock.com
TRIBECCA HOME Avalon Double Cross Swivel Counter Barstool (Set of 3)
Overstock.com
Elk Lighting Continuing Brach Bookends - 91-3799
$66.00 | Hayneedle
Linon RUG-TAE0 Trio Area Rug - RUG-TAE0123
$36.00 | Hayneedle
Peach Couture Certified Cashmere Baby Blue Throw
Overstock.com
Monogram Correspondence Cards
$24.00 | Horchow
Couristan Anatolia Antique Kashan Rug - 20670009022032T
$32.00 | Hayneedle
York Satin-Nickel Cabinet Knobs (Pack of 25)
Overstock.com
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™