Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Infested Toplef10Infested 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

Infested I22gcj10Infested 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]

Join the forum, it's quick and easy

Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Infested Toplef10Infested 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

Infested I22gcj10Infested 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Square Foot Gardening Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Epic Gardening "Master Class on Square Food Gardening"
by OhioGardener Today at 2:46 pm

» N&C Midwest—June 2024
by JAM23 Today at 10:41 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by OhioGardener Today at 10:14 am

» Growing Tomatoes in 6" of soil?
by OhioGardener Yesterday at 2:50 pm

» What Have You Picked From Your Garden Today
by markqz 6/19/2024, 11:10 pm

» Rhubarb Tom Collins
by DonP 6/19/2024, 2:10 pm

» Change email address
by sanderson 6/19/2024, 2:00 am

» Howdy from San Diego, CA
by sanderson 6/19/2024, 12:49 am

» Hi from Lapeer Michigan
by Scorpio Rising 6/18/2024, 10:54 pm

» Getting Started
by Turan 6/18/2024, 12:58 pm

» Turan's Garden Western Mountains and Plains
by Scorpio Rising 6/18/2024, 11:49 am

» Senseless Banter...
by OhioGardener 6/17/2024, 10:28 am

» Question about replenishing squares after harvest
by SMEDLEY BUTLER 6/17/2024, 12:14 am

» Cover Crops to Kill Nematodes
by dstack 6/16/2024, 2:30 pm

» My NWA garden
by Guinevere 6/13/2024, 11:13 am

» creating grids
by plantoid 6/13/2024, 6:42 am

» SFG jOURNEY-What's Hiding in your organic fertilizer
by has55 6/13/2024, 12:40 am

» Got zucchini? Toot your own horn!
by MrBooker 6/12/2024, 5:19 pm

» Mark's first SFG
by markqz 6/12/2024, 1:52 pm

» Ohio Gardener's Greenhouse
by has55 6/12/2024, 1:17 pm

» New SFGer from Perth Australia.
by sanderson 6/8/2024, 3:23 am

» National Gardening Week?
by Scorpio Rising 6/5/2024, 11:17 am

» Do raspberries have special needs?
by donnainzone5 6/4/2024, 5:12 pm

» What tiny monster is this?
by OhioGardener 6/3/2024, 1:19 pm

» Can I sew row cover material?
by sanderson 6/2/2024, 11:54 pm

» Garden Bells! Hoe! Hoe! Hoe!
by Scorpio Rising 6/1/2024, 2:21 pm

» vermiculite vs. perlite
by PVPind 5/31/2024, 3:33 pm

» Birds of the Garden
by SMEDLEY BUTLER 5/31/2024, 1:28 am

» DIY Tomato Trellis for Birdie's Tall Raised beds
by DuluthLori 5/30/2024, 3:12 pm

» Dealing with Critters in Garden
by SMEDLEY BUTLER 5/28/2024, 10:32 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Infested

+4
camprn
mollyhespra
AtlantaMarie
reynajrainwater
8 posters

Go down

Infested Empty Infested

Post  reynajrainwater 7/22/2015, 1:49 am

Help!!!  My garden is infested with aphids and ants. Sad
reynajrainwater
reynajrainwater

Posts : 69
Join date : 2015-07-09
Location : Phoenix,AZ

Back to top Go down

Infested Empty Re: Infested

Post  AtlantaMarie 7/22/2015, 7:26 am

You might try a large dose of cinnamon sprinkled around to run off the ants.  But I usually just pull and get rid of them...
AtlantaMarie
AtlantaMarie

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 5602
Join date : 2014-03-18
Age : 61
Location : Buford, GA - Zones 7B/8A

http://www.defensivespecialties.com

Back to top Go down

Infested Empty Re: Infested

Post  mollyhespra 7/22/2015, 8:18 am

You were asking about fertilizers in another thread and so I wonder if your plants might have had a nutrient deficiency which would have made them vulnerable to aphids. Did you ever get around to getting some good compost? Even if you pull all the plants and start fresh but don't correct the underlying issue it may happen again. What did you end up doing about the compost?

(If on the other hand your MM is in good shape and you still have aphids you might want to look into beneficial nematodes.)

HTH and good luck! Smile
mollyhespra
mollyhespra

Female Posts : 1087
Join date : 2012-09-21
Age : 58
Location : Waaaay upstate, NH (zone 4)

Back to top Go down

Infested Empty Re: Infested

Post  camprn 7/22/2015, 9:32 am

Insecticidal soap spray. Use a spray bottle or garden sprayer to apply to infested areas.

____________________________

43 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



Infested WxBanner?bannertype=wu_clean2day_cond&airportcode=KEEN&ForcedCity=Keene&ForcedState=NH&zipcode=03431&language=EN
camprn
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14169
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 61
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Infested Empty Re: Infested

Post  reynajrainwater 7/23/2015, 12:23 am

It's all new Mel-mix, the pre-mixed stuff sold at The Home Depot. The ants have been around for a while but the aphids appeared recently. At this time only the pumpkin plants are affected.
reynajrainwater
reynajrainwater

Posts : 69
Join date : 2015-07-09
Location : Phoenix,AZ

Back to top Go down

Infested Empty Re: Infested

Post  sanderson 7/23/2015, 1:59 am

I'm surprised you have aphids at this time of the year considering where you live. It is hot and dry right now, correct? I fight spider mites at this time of the summer. I used Bonner's liquid peppermint soap in a solution for aphids earlier this summer and it really knocked down the numbers.

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Fresno, CA
Click for weather forecast
sanderson
sanderson

Forum Administrator

Female Posts : 21590
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 75
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

https://connect.xfinity.com/appsuite/#!!&app=io.ox/mail&

Back to top Go down

Infested Empty Re: Infested

Post  camprn 7/23/2015, 10:32 am

reynajrainwater, just a heads up, the pre made mix is notorious for not having enough compost in it at the time of bagging. If plants are growing in your garden but not looking great, I suggest a good quality compost,  preferably homemade, but store bought will do. Rabbit, goat, alpaca manure you can apply directly to your garden. Mushroom compost won't help.

Good luck with the bugs.

____________________________

43 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



Infested WxBanner?bannertype=wu_clean2day_cond&airportcode=KEEN&ForcedCity=Keene&ForcedState=NH&zipcode=03431&language=EN
camprn
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14169
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 61
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Infested Empty Re: Infested

Post  Windmere 7/23/2015, 10:59 am

camprn wrote:reynajrainwater, just a heads up, the pre made mix is notorious for not having enough compost in it at the time of bagging. If plants are growing in your garden but not looking great, I suggest a good quality compost,  preferably homemade, but store bought will do. Rabbit, goat, alpaca manure you can apply directly to your garden. Mushroom compost won't help.

Good luck with the bugs.
+1  I've worked with several bags of the pre-mixed stuff.  I've had good results, but only after heavily amending with my own compost mixes.
Windmere
Windmere

Male Posts : 1425
Join date : 2013-02-26
Age : 55
Location : Fayetteville, GA - Zone 7B - 8A

Back to top Go down

Infested Empty Re: Infested

Post  duhh 7/23/2015, 11:32 am

cinnamon sprinkled around the base of plants help with the ants. Mine are usually gone by the next day. Aphids I use either use a mix of water with a little blue dawn and olive oil, or neem oil if i have any on hand. I also use neem oil as a preventative spray and as long as I do it regularly, I don't have such a problem with aphids, worms, and such.

Ants and aphids kinda go together. the ants like the sweet sticky waste the aphids create and they sometimes help to spread the aphids by moving them from plant to plant. Google "ants farming aphids" and it can tell you all about it!

Just remember that the first year is a lot of learning, but it gets easier the more you know what to look for and how to deal with different pests!
duhh
duhh

Female Posts : 378
Join date : 2010-03-04
Age : 43
Location : Glendale,AZ

http://duhhworld.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Infested Empty Re: Infested

Post  CapeCoddess 7/23/2015, 5:08 pm

sanderson wrote: I used Bonner's liquid peppermint soap in a solution for aphids earlier this summer and it really knocked down the numbers.

Good to know and so easy. Thanks.
CapeCoddess
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6824
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 68
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

Back to top Go down

Infested Empty Re: Infested

Post  Windmere 7/23/2015, 5:20 pm

CapeCoddess wrote:
sanderson wrote: I used Bonner's liquid peppermint soap in a solution for aphids earlier this summer and it really knocked down the numbers.

Good to know and so easy. Thanks.
Sanderson, I have some Bonner's peppermint soap in my garden supplies.  What ratio to water did you use for aphids?
Windmere
Windmere

Male Posts : 1425
Join date : 2013-02-26
Age : 55
Location : Fayetteville, GA - Zone 7B - 8A

Back to top Go down

Infested Empty Re: Infested

Post  sanderson 7/24/2015, 12:24 am

About a tablespoon in a quart sprayer. Audrey suggested it and it killed about 90% in one spraying. Neem works well but I am trying to save this pesticide for more urgent situations than aphids.

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Fresno, CA
Click for weather forecast
sanderson
sanderson

Forum Administrator

Female Posts : 21590
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 75
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

https://connect.xfinity.com/appsuite/#!!&app=io.ox/mail&

Back to top Go down

Infested Empty Re: Infested

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum