deb1955July 21, 2011

This may be a silly question but is there any soil treatment I can begin either in the fall or spring to prevent aphids on next year's tomato crop?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

It's not a silly question, but the answer is "no". Aphids do not reside in the soil, nor do they lay eggs in soil. The best thing you can do is maintain a healthy soil system by top dressing with active compost (or other organic matter) occasionally. Next year, avoid excessive nitrogen that might encourage excessive vegetative growth...always an aphid magnet.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2011 at 11:31PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thank you and yes I did learn the excessive nitrogen lesson this year with my veggies.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2011 at 9:38AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
zzackey(8b GA)

Or a blast from the hose with wash them off.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2011 at 7:28PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Sick tomato plants
Some of my tomatoes look really sick. Is this a disease?...
What's term for woven plants? Can tomatoes be woven?
In landscaping I've seen pictures of plants that are...
Tomato Leaf curl
I'm having problems with my Beefsteak tomatoes. The...
What is this?
Hi! I am brand new at growing tomatoes and just bought...
Tomato Pests & Diseases
Home-grown tomatoes are a source of pride, a thing...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™