Friday, March 18, 2011

aphid soap spray

was searching through an old gardening australia mag (august 2004) while keeping my friend insomnia company in the wee hours of the morning...

two methods for dealing with aphids in your garden:
  • spray aphids off plants with a short, sharp water jet. when spraying, place your hand behind delicate plants.
  • kill aphids by mixing 50g of grated pure soap in 5 litres of hot water. allow to cool and then spray.
i've been using a natural pyrethrum spray but will look at giving the soap spray a go to save some $.


  1. I use washing up water in a spray bottle!

  2. good to know... i use washing up water on for white moths so will try that for aphids too. thanx chic.