Sunday, June 8, 2014

Morning Aphid Update

First thing this morning I grabbed a breakfast banana and headed out to the garden.  I distributed the peel throughout the aphid bed, even draping them on the lower rungs of the tomato supports.  In my usual hunt for flea beetles I came across a few aphids but not an alarming number.  It looks like sticking them with tape and repelling them with peels does make headway.  Then I went down to Mike and Shelly's end and make sure I haven't merely driven them down there.  They could have be having breakfast with the stink bugs!

Coat a yellow cup with Vaseline or other sticky substance.  The yellow attracts bugs, and the Vaseline traps them.  But this will also trap non-target species that are good pollinators.

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