Got Aphids?

One of the worst feelings, is finding out that your indoor plants growing in your AeroGarden have aphids. Seeing those small green specks has you wondering, what can I do? Can I save my plants or do I need to start over?

We recommend taking a look at this wonderful article on how to control aphids on your indoor plants. They touch on what aphids are / look like, how they get on your plants, and ways to help and control them.

Aphids on Indoor Plants

We get them every now and then in our office, and our Grow Lab team tackles them with lots and lots of ladybugs as well as Dr. Bronner's Soap diluted in water.

6 thoughts on “Got Aphids?”

  • Katherine Bergeron May 17, 2020 at 4:16 am

    How did my herb garden get aphids in January? We live in Alaska and the outside temperature was around ten degrees. And we have no other plant’s!

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    • Unfortunately aphid eggs can live for very long periods of time, and then hatch and generate a thriving population. The eggs may have been indoors during the warmer weather and then hatched and started growing once the plants became available. You can read more in this article: https://buffalo-niagaragardening.com/2018/01/30/winter-bugs-get-indoor-plants/. Again, a gentle dish soap should get rid of these pesky bugs. Good luck!

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  • When using Dr. Bronner's, is that safe on greens and herbs? I know that they recommend that you not wash vegetables with soap, as it can do a number on you if you ingest it. I have both Dr. Bronner's and plant-based dish soap on hand (although I imagine that they would hate the smell of the peppermint in Bronner's).

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    • It is safe to use, but you'll still want to make sure to rinse the greens and herbs thoroughly before using. One, to get off any soap and two, to rinse of any remnant bugs.

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  • Henry van Seters May 21, 2020 at 9:15 am

    I've had the best luck simply putting the plants in the shower and washing them off thoroughly with cold water. Make sure to get under the leaves as well If you see aphids again, repeat. Otherwise, you are good to go.

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