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Mouellette
Jun 15, 2020 4:15 PM CST
I used dawn soap and water to kill aphids but I think I used too mUch. Did I kill my plant or can I do something to save them? Eggplant and zucchini aren't bad but pepper and bottom leaves of tomato look bad. Are they savable?
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Jun 15, 2020 5:01 PM CST
Welcome! not as bad as it looks! Just remove the worst leaves. The plants should be fine. Make sure next time to not use too much soap. About a tablespoon per gallon is about right.
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DaisyI
Jun 15, 2020 5:01 PM CST
Welcome!

The leaves are burned but the plants are not dead. Soapy water shouldn't harm your plants unless you mixed it too strong or you sprayed them in the sunshine and heat of day.

BTW, soapy water doesn't kill aphids

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