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blackfly on broad beans

We have a large area of brioad beans on an alllotment project which has succumbed to the dreaded blackfly. I remembered a tip form my grandfather from about 60 years ago. He used to boil rhubarb leaves and keep the water in an old milk bottle (a 4 litre supermarket milk bottle would be ok now). When he needed it he diluted some of this and sprayed the beans. We tried this on our beans and it worked brilliantly. We ahve no more blackfly - just a few dead bodies. Much cheaper and better than using sprays.


  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 21,751

    I always pinch the tops off. Works quite well.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
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