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Welcome to the Beginner’s Garden Podcast! This is the podcast with easy-to-understand resources, tips, and information to help beginning gardeners get the most out of their gardening adventure — big or small.

Jun 19, 2017

Though a dearth of information on controlling aphids exists, I've waded through the books, the blog posts, and the podcasts to give you the best information I could find on how to deal with aphids. In today's episode of the Beginner's Garden Podcast, you'll learn:

  • how to identify aphids
  • how they affect your plants
  • the delicate balance between letting nature take care of problem pests and when to step in
  • why you don't want to prevent all aphids
  • what you can do to prevent major infestations
  • the top three insects that prey on aphids and how to attract them to your garden
  • how to ensure you don't accidentally kill these beneficial insects
  • 5 ways to stop aphids if necessary
  • how to use insecticidal soap, including precautions
  • one consideration before using neem oil
  • why natural and organic pest control measures aren't always best in the long run

If you struggle with aphids in your garden, these tips will help you begin to control them in the most natural yet effective means possible.

Show notes at journeywithjill.net/podcast