Every autumn I bring in some herbs to put on my windowsill and every year the parsley and chives end up infested with aphids. The basil usually remains pest free but not this time, I tried two separate plants, one other the other, but both of them became infected. I don't want to spray them with chemicals, has anyone got any ideas?
I had a similar problem when I brought some chilli plants in from the cold. I tried using a spray made from garlic,soap and chilli which killed off a lot of the aphids, but they came back again. I might have missed a few hiding on the underside of leaves or something like that.
I can't remember the exact recipe I used but it was something like this one.
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You could try washing them- tip the pot up and wash the plants with a shower spray- I've found that quite sucessful in the past. Also, now it is a bit warmer outside put them out in the rain- has the same effect, knocks the little blighters off. Change the top layer of soil too as they lurk in there.
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