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Keep a look out for greenfly

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The greenfly have even colonised inside the flower.

I just noticed greenfly on my chilli plant. They had got everywhere, the flowers, under the leafs and along the stems of the plant.

To prevent them causing any major damage to the plant, I have simply sprayed the whole plant with an organic liquid soap solution.

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Make sure the plant is dripping wet all over.

Be generous with the spraying, until it is litterally dripping from the leafs and flowers – make sure you spray the whole plant, especially under the leafs. It won’t do any harm to the plant, but it’s thought that it strips the greenfly of their waxy protective membrane, which in turn leaves them and their eggs prone to dehydration. It’s incredibly effective.

I’m now on the lookout on my other plants, especially the broad beans!

Originally posted 2017-07-07 18:16:51.

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