Using black soap to get rid of greenfly is an ecological gardening method. Black soap is so easy to use and it’s an effective organic deterrent for aphids. A natural eco-ally for your plants.
Greenfly and other aphids are a real plague for plants and vegetable gardens. They particularly like sucking the sap of rose bushes and tomato plants. Those cold-blooded insects are parasites that attack any time of year except in the winter. Aphids can be so tiny that they are not always visible to the naked eye. Ants, attracted by the honeydew the aphids produce, are a sign of infestation.
- 5 tablespoons of olive oil black soap
- 1 litre of warm water
Dilute 5 tablespoons of black soap in a litre of warm water. Leave to cool, then spray onto the leaves and stems of your rose bushes, tomato plants and any other plant showing signs of greenfly, insect or larvae infestation. Repeat several days running if necessary.
- Spray, preferably in the morning or at the end of the day in fine weather.
- Don’t forget to spray the back of the leaves where most of the aphids gather.
- To prevent infestation, remember to spray your plants and rose bushes with black soap before the greenfly and other insect mating season, in the spring and in the autumn.
From now on, your rose bushes and tomato plants will be safe!
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