Tomato Plant pests

What is a natural deterrent for alphids on my tomato plants? I've heard to spray with soap and water. What kind of soap and how much water?
Submitted by hmwickersham3



Thanks for writing. Personally I wouldn't bother with the soap --- I'd just spray the aphids off your plants with a strong stream of water from the garden hose. You may need to do this every couple of days for a week or so since aphids reproduce so quickly, but that should take care of them without risking harming the other plants around them with soap.


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