Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Luffa Project: Day 96

Nooooooooooooooooo!!! I have unwanted guests living with my luffas: APHIDS. I had noticed one leaf was looking a little shriveled on one of the plants, but I didn't take a closer look until this morning. I'm so annoyed!

Luckily they look like they are isolated to just the one plant for now. I'm going to try a little soapy water bath to MURDER them later today. Anyone have any other non-toxic aphid killing ideas?

In other luffa news, they seem to be taking to their new trellises very nicely! If I can just nip the aphids in the bud, I think we'll be back in fighting shape.

1 comment:

Leslee said...

Oh no!!!! Dang little critters!

I have had great results with the soap bath, good luck!!!