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I hope a question from a new reader is OK. I live in a condo and have a small area for vegetables. I only do tomatoes and cukes. Last year both were wiped out by white flies. It's also too late to save this year's plants. For next year, is there anything I can do before the flies appear to stop them before they do any damage.
Appreciate any advise.
Lois
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| I hope a question from a new reader is OK. I live in a condo and have a | small area for vegetables. I only do tomatoes and cukes. Last year both | were wiped out by white flies. It's also too late to save this year's | plants. For next year, is there anything I can do before the flies appear | to stop them before they do any damage. | | Appreciate any advise. | | Lois | |
I control white fly with an insecticidal soap spray. It/s also works on aphids. It/s important to spray when the flies and/or aphids first appear b/c it/s easier to control them before an infestation sets in.
Also consider that healthy plants are better able to resist insects and disease, so weekly fish oil and kelp foliar feedings late in the day are well worth the effort.
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TQ



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TQ couldn't be more accurate and the point of putting your focus on creating healthy plants can't be overemphasized.
back before i organically gardened, i had a lot more problems with insects and diseases, despite resorting to spraying with harsh chemicals. now that i enrich my soil year around, i have very few insects/diseases. most all plants have a certain amount of built-in defences but they must be very healthy for said defences to be effective.

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