aphids on young plum tree- what to do?

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  1. InHisName

    InHisName Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Ok- same group of trees newly planted- this one I noticed today is covered with aphids. Got it from a nursery- will it transfer to the apples? What do you use on aphids? Have heard of using soapy water- any suggestions? - another question about this plum- was planning on moving it next to house next spring so planted it pot (heavy cardboard) and all. is that a problem?
     
  2. woodspirit

    woodspirit Well-Known Member

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    Aphids are pretty easy to kill with a hard stream of water, but better still is cayenne pepper mixed in water with a drop of dishsoap added. That'll fix them right up. They are mostly attracted to new growth and like to get under the leaves.
     

  3. mightybooboo

    mightybooboo Well-Known Member

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    A bunch of cigarette butts in a quart of water,soak a day,then filter through coffee filter.Put in spray bottle,it will kill em.

    But a stream of water to blow em off works pretty well,thats all I did to the roses this year,infestation over with just one treatment.

    BooBoo