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October 15, 2009


Greg White

You can always try buying ladybugs to eat the aphids. I'm not sure it really works, but it is a lot of fun to let a bunch of ladybugs go free!

John Dougan

A warning regarding mint: It can take a bit for mint to really get going. I've seen mint do almost nothing for a year, then suddenly grow like mad. My parents planted mint one year and thought it had failed, so they planted another batch at another location. Result: 2 large stands of mint which was one too many. Of course they were planting in a backyard garden which may make some difference than a container.


Greg - yes, I have tried ladybugs. They do eat aphids, but the trick is to keep them in the area you want them. :)

John - That's good to know about mint. I did not know. I hope mine takes off this year and it should be fine because it's been planted in its own pot. :)

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