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tomato pests
Sat 1-May-10
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janetb
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Hi again

I have what look like tiny aphids on my (outdoor) tomato seedlings.  They seem to be making brown spots and small holes a bit like leaf miners.  Do you think it is terminal!  I have picked off affected leaves and put them in the dustbin.  Plants seem healthy enough.Confused

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Have you tried making a froth from washing up liquid and putting that on your plants. Not all plants like it though that is the only problem but it is a good way of getting rid of aphidsCheers

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I think it was Bob Flowerdew who suggested using a dilute solution of garlic oil in a water spray.  Better to check on t'interweb before using though, I feel.

I'll try that again!

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Thanks for the advice.  I usually use 'purin' ie stinging nettles diluted in water which seems to work either as a leaf spray or a feed .  I will check out the garlic tip, thanks.  I have been wary of washing up liquid sice I managed to kill my broad beans with it.  I will let you know what happens.

Mon 3-May-10
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I used to use it quite often as need arose but found aubergines are not fond of fairy liquid - would use something a bit more eco-friendly but that does not exist in our local shops

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