|I have about 20 tomato vines on my upper balcony (I'm in an urban setting so they're planted in containers) and have had great success for the past 3 seasons. This is the first year that I've noticed white flaky (almost looks like ashes) stuff on a couple of the plants and then have noticed that the underside of some of the leaves have tiny green coloured bugs. What can I do to get rid of them?
|Answer from NGA
May 30, 2010
|If the white flecks fly away when disturbed, they are whiteflies. Green colored bugs congregating on the undersides of the leaves might be aphids. Either/both of these pests can be washed off with plain water from the hose. If they return, insecticidal soap can control them. Best wishes with your tomatoes!
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