Roses
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Aphids on Roses

Zone So Cailf, coastal | BJCTS added on January 9, 2012 | Answered

I have been told to use banana peels for aphid control on rose bushes. How? Just lay the peels out there? Cut them up? Dig them in?

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    Nikki
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    Answered on January 10, 2012

    I have not tried this, so I cannot determine if it is true, but supposedly this works when you bury them in the soil around the bush. If you are looking for a more sure-fire treatment for aphids, then I would recommend neem oil. It is very effective in treating these pests and is safe to use. The following articles should be of some help to you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/homemade-aphid-control-a-natural-way-to-kill-aphids.htm
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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