Wednesday, May 12, 2010

How to control aphids in the garden: a very high-tech technique

Watch, listen and learn, people. I'm going to show you a very successful way I control aphids in our garden. I recently noticed some of our rose buds were completely covered with aphids. Gross. Little buggers. They like to suck, and if left uncontrolled, would suck the life out of all of those beautiful rose buds. Rosebud! Rosebud!

So I thought I'd share with you my very high-tech, organic solution to controlling aphids in the garden. Totally NSFW. Part One:

And tomorrow, Part Two!


Joanne Rigutto said...

I like your control method. I use the same fly spray I use on the horses - pyrethrin. I wouldn't use this on plants I'm going to eat as I don't know the carrier(s) or other innert materials, but it works on roses.

Jacquelyn said...

Ew! Icky. I'd rather get a sack of ladybugs. :)

LeLo said...

Hey Joanne-Welcome, and thanks for the comment! Alas, I'm going to stay away from the pyrethrin due to having a small dog who has been experiencing seizures lately, and it sounds like it's toxic to bees.

Jacquelyn-Oh come on. You're a tough woman: you know you want to squish some aphids. ;)

Rozanne said...

OMG. I am laughing my ass off over your deadpan delivery.