Answer: Aphids are a challenge, but there are sprays that are safe for plants that you can use to control them. Insecticidal soap spray, or even a 1/4 teaspoon of Ivory dish soap (not the extra-grease fighting kind, though!) in a quart of water can be misted on the pests. Just make sure your plants are getting what they need in terms of light, water and fertilizer. If you overfertilize, excess nitrogen can cause succulent growth that is particularly tasty to aphids and other pests. And hang in there - plants are tough! If all else fails, just gently remove the aphids with your fingers on a daily basis.
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