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How to treat plants from aphids: expert advice

How to get rid of aphids in the garden. Source: Created with the help of AI

Aphids are one of the most common pests that can cause significant damage to a garden or vegetable garden. These small insects feed on the nutritious sap of plants, depleting and killing them.

In addition, aphids spread a variety of diseases. That's why experts from the Zemliak publication told us how to deal with them effectively to preserve the beauty of the garden and the harvest.

Aphids become active in the spring and are especially dangerous for young plants. These pests destroy young shoot growth and prevent buds from opening. As a result, exhausted and depleted plants are likely to get sick and even die.

Fortunately, there are ways to protect your garden from pests quickly and effectively. To do this, you will need tools that can usually be found in every home.

How to treat plants from aphids: expert advice

Liquid soap solution

This solution will help you protect your plants not only from aphids but also from mites and powdery mildew. To prepare it you will need:

  • 2 tablespoons of liquid soap;
  • 8 tablespoons of baking soda;
  • 1 teaspoon of iodine.

Mix all the ingredients in a liter glass jar, add warm water, and stir. The resulting liquid should be diluted with 10 liters of water. You can start treating plants with this solution.

Ammonia

Ammonia, by the way, is used not only as a pest control agent but also as a fertilizer. It is an ammonia compound and can serve as an additional source of nitrogen.

To prepare a solution that can be used to protect plants from aphids, you need to mix 50 ml of ammonia in 10 liters of water. The treatment can be carried out immediately after mixing the liquid.

How to carry out the treatment

To effectively protect plants from aphids, you need to treat each leaf on both sides with a special solution.

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