Petunia Plants

Small eaten holes in leaves and flowers

Anonymous added on June 12, 2015 | Answered

I am noticing small holes being eaten in my petunia petals and echinacea leaves. They have not flowered yet, just planted this spring. I am not sure if I should spray with a chemical or have also heard Epson salt solution or mild soapy water spray. Please advise on best way to prevent insects from eating. Thank you!

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Answered on June 13, 2015

We normally recommend using Neem oil for most insect pests in the garden. It is both safe and effective, and as a bonus doubles as a fungicide too. Here is more information:

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