What are the little black dots on my borage plants? How do I get rid of them without aggressive chemicals?
The dots cling to the plant as separate items, almost as if someone shook a bag of tiny black bits over the plant and they stuck to the leaves and stems.
Thank you very very much. Your help is all the more appreciated as I am a first time gardener!
These appear to be black aphids.
A strong blast of water from a hose followed by treatment with Neem Oil is a way to treat them.
Neem Oil is organic and safe to use.