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A Safe Aphid Spray Recipe

mushermusher Posts: 389

Has one a safe recipe that kills Aphids with  out harming their natural predators.


  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,583

    Safe sprays are like anti-ageing creams. We'd all like to find one.

  • sanjy67sanjy67 Posts: 1,007

    i use a weak solution of washing up liquid & water or just spray them off with a hosepipe for a really safe solution image

  • Yes I have found diluted washing up liquid works well too. 

  • BLTBLT Posts: 525

    Trouble is they are sticky lil blighters and hang on tight!!

  • sanjy67sanjy67 Posts: 1,007

    you need a kids nerf gun BLT hahaha i use the spray on my bottle on directional jet, it's a bit more powerful that just the spray

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,847

    Anything that kills aphids also kills helpful predators.   If you can stand the smell, then garlic spray deters them - google for recipe.  You can also squish them with your fingertips or blast them witha  spray from a hosepipe.

    However, the best thing is to feed the plants with organic products such as pelleted chicken manure of blood fish and bone which help maintain healthy micro-organisms in the soil as well as feeding the plants.   This means your plants will be strong enough to cope with an aphid infestation until the good guys - ladybirds and their larvae, hoverflies and garden birds such as tots and sparrows arrive to hoover up the aphids and maintain a balance.

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  • mushermusher Posts: 389

    Thank you to all. I've picked up some useful gardening tips and beauty to. Ceres may be if I run my fingers through them and squish em added to base cream. I may have found that elusive anti aging cream.

    Aym do to thin

  • mushermusher Posts: 389

    Aym do you think tbey were watching Monty Don and gardeners world.

  • BLTBLT Posts: 525

    Maybe I need to buy a 'Nerf gun then'....

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