Aphids on Chilli Plants

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  • #22184

    prettydippyalex
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    Hi everyone.

    I’m Alexandra and I love growing Chilli Plants. I currently have around 40 Plants.

    This is my first ever post so will Open with a question.

    HOW can I get rid of Aphids? I’ve tried spraying with soapy water. . Any other chemical free suggestions?

    Thanks in advance!

    #22187

    PaulaG
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    Hi Alexandra,
    Welcome to the forum – I use soapy water and then just keep taking them off by hand – apparently planting alliums like onion or garlic discourages them bu t i’ve never tried this method myself so can’t vouch for it.
    Where do you grow the chillis and do you have any pictures?
    All the best
    Paula

    #22188

    prettydippyalex
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    Ok thanks for advice!

    I am growing them in Pots in my House.

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    I have some outside but the windy weather has battered them.

    #22191

    PaulaG
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    Nice pictures!
    Do you know what the strains are called? Also do you have a problem with aphids on the indoor chili plants?

    #22197

    prettydippyalex
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    Wow I have too many to mention. I took a photo of all the varieties I have… about 21 different strains.

    The photos are of the Fatali and also of Devils Rib.

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    #22198

    prettydippyalex
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    It is the indoor plants which have a problem…

    I’ve put them in an empty Bath just so I can spray them.

    As you can see, they are quite badly affected. I went in holiday for two weeks and had a neighbour water them whilst I was away.

    Then when I got home they were all like this except maybe 3 plants.

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    #22199

    prettydippyalex
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    It is the indoor plants which have a problem…

    I’ve put them in an empty Bath just so I can spray them.

    As you can see, they are quite badly affected. I went on holiday for two weeks and had a neighbour water them whilst I was away.

    Then when I got home they were all like this except maybe 3 plants.

    https://ibb.co/cpemG9
    https://ibb.co/ez3rip
    https://ibb.co/hPJfb9

    #22201

    Daniel Stone
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    Well hopefully you can wash them off in the bath – if the fruits are developed enough (which they seem to be from the pictures).
    To keep them away maybe try pointing a fan on them. I really really hate aphids and I love ladybirds!!

    #22222

    PaulaG
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    @prettydippyalex
    I think I once read somewhere that dusting the infested areas with flour helps – apparently it constipates the aphids – never tried it myself though.
    How are you getting on with the aphid infestation?

    #23924

    MrsS89
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    I have found popping a garlic bulb in between plants helps immensely. Taking them off by hand once they grow taller is time consuming but must be done sometimes.

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