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23-07-2020, 22:19   #1
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is this plant or pest?

Hi,


new to planting, and starting off with some peppers.


this plant had a aphid problem and i have removed most of them but around what looks like the start of a flower there are some things which i could remove, if they are aphids, but maybe they are part of the plant thats supposed to be there.


I have ringed the things i am unsure about.





and heres the pic without the rings









So, if they are part of the plant, i'll leave them alone, but if they are aphid eggs, i'll pull them off with a pair of tweezers, so i can completely clear up the problem.


Thanks for any help, i'm sure this won't be my last newbie question.
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23-07-2020, 22:21   #2
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aphids. you could also spray them with some water with washing up liquid in it, they don't like that.
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aphids. you could also spray them with some water with washing up liquid in it, they don't like that.

I'll do that. thanks.
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Soap water makes them fall off but they climb back on the next day. Garlic water is more effective, or so I read today on a Glanbia site.
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Soap water makes them fall off but they climb back on the next day. Garlic water is more effective, or so I read today on a Glanbia site.

I took the plant out back and gave it a good spraying two days in a row now.
I seem to have it under control now and will be alot more proactive in getting rid of them if they reappear. I left them be first time, and they multiplied like crazy until i had to do something.
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