Quick Tip Tuesday: Garden Pests

I discovered aphids in my garden last week. To get rid of them in a very inexpensive and environmentally friendly way, mix up some dish soap with water in a large spray bottle. Mix it pretty thick– lots of soap. Shake it up and spray it on the affected plants. Spray all over the stalks, leaves and fruit. The soap won’t hurt anything and it’s nontoxic. Check the backs of leaves for eggs. Scrape them off if you find them. Repeat daily until your pest is gone.

*Disclaimer: This does not work for all pests. For more information, contact your county Extension Office.


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