Basil and Bugs: Basil and Bugs control

Views: 556, Replies: 2 » Jump to the end
Basil and Bugs

By SongofJoy
January 29, 2013

Aphids are drawn to prolific leaf growth and may attack herbs such as basil.

[View the item] Give a thumbs up

Name: Sairey Gamp62
Central Oregon, High desert, (Zone 5b)
Feb 2, 2013 12:29 PM CST
I find if I control the ants, I have far less aphid problem anywhere in the garden. One of the ways to control ants is 2 cups of sugar, 2 cups of cider vinegar, 2 cups of water in a one gallon milk jug with small holes in the lid. The holes should be large enough to allow ants in, but small enough to avoid trapping bees. I place these traps near plants that aphids seem to be fond of, basil, broccoli, cauliflower, etc. I also keep a flat dish of fresh water where broccoli and cabbage are planted. The wasps are attracted to the water, but also eat cabbage loopers and potatoe bug larvae. I change the water freqently to keep it from breeding mosquitoes, but it works well.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Birds Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Avid Green Pages Reviewer
Feb 2, 2013 12:56 PM CST
What do you make your holes with? Something the size of an ice pick?

Wasps are definitely useful in the garden. Thumbs up
I garden for the pollinators.
Name: Sairey Gamp62
Central Oregon, High desert, (Zone 5b)
Feb 3, 2013 12:26 AM CST
Small drill, , has to be big enough for an ant to get into,

« Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Basil and Bugs
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Member Login:



[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by rocklady and is called "Fringe Tree"