Cathy Isom has a few interesting ways to help you identify and get rid of a pesky garden critter. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
Aphids are interesting creatures which can wreak havoc on your garden. They are usually small green bugs with a soft body. Different species of aphids can be a variety of colors such as white, black, gray, green, brown, and pink.
The color will let you know what they usually eat. For instance, you can have a type of aphid which only munches on beans, another eats cabbage, some eat peaches, potatoes, apples, or melons. You will know when aphids have moved into your garden or crops because of the evidence they leave behind.
You can protect your plants and trees by using a horticulture spray, adding beneficials insects – such as lady bags, and planting companion plants aphids don’t like, such as garlic, chives and catnip. You can usually rid aphids that have already moved in by giving them a splash of cold water. But when water fails, try sprinkling flour all over your crops. The flour will suffocate them.
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