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How to get rid of persistant aphids

Zone Victoria BC Canads | Ashnight67 added on July 31, 2018 | Answered

I grow lilies in pots on my patio. They're the only thing I grow and I love them. Over the last 3 or 4 years I've noticed that when. They start to grow in early spring every year, they are already infested with what I think are aphids (small, green, occasionally flying bugs). How do I stop this cycle? Should I remove all the bulbs and change out the soil? Is there anything to do to the bulbs?

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BushDoctor
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Answered on July 31, 2018

There are many ways to get rid of aphids, naturally. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/homemade-aphid-control.htm

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Ashnight67
Answered on July 31, 2018

What is confusing/frustrating me is that it seems like the aphids are growing with the bulbs? Like, as soon as there is a small amount of green growth, there are also bugs (black at first, green later in the summer)

It seems like the bugs are growing in the ground? I help the plats by washing them down, or usuing safers soap. But what I really want is to try to fix it from the start, rather than just dealing with the bugs once my lilies are all grown...

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