Hi, I'm looking for a safe insecticide to use on bell and chilli pepper
plants to control blackfly. I was wondering about using diluted oil of
cloves but I'm not sure if it would taint the taste of the peppers, or
if it's even safe to use on peppers?
Any advice appreciated.
black aphids or black fly? Black fly here are biters... not plant
if they are aphids try here: http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7404.html
try real soap or soap mix such as your clove oil
Neem Oil may work for you, I find diatomaceous earth better ( a
turkey baster will work for dusting or mix w/ water to spray)
Thanks for the reply.
After some more research, I think they're actually fungus gnats. I'm
going to remove the top layer of compost and replenish with fresh
compost and then try some potato slices laid on the compost which
attracts them apparently.
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