a fair and balanced birdthing (raaven) wrote,
a fair and balanced birdthing

aphid update

So, this morning I go out on the balcony & check my pansies & basil. I was planning to try mopalia's blender method of eradication. No visible aphids, but now the pansies have a little reddish aphid-y looking bug infesting them.

Mind you, when I first discovered the aphids I mashed a few of them on the leaves...and sprinkled some culled basil leaves, crushed around the soil under them (don't ask me why, it was a whim/hunch kinda thing).

Does basil make aphids turn red? Have I discovered a new property of basil juice? ::giggle::

I mashed the red ones, too, that I could find, and sprinkled more basil leaves throughout. Here's hoping it works!
Tags: gardening
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