Whitefly

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Henwife
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Whitefly

Post by Henwife » 15 Jun 2012, 18:12

I've got whitefly in the greenhouse, specifically on the tomato plants. Can I close it up and light a smoke bomb in there? Instructions aren't very helpful: "remove goldfish bowls" doesn't really apply.
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Re: Whitefly

Post by ladyplumber » 15 Jun 2012, 19:28

Most experts recommend spraying with a washing up liquid and water mixture. I used those old fashioned fly papers last year, I had 4 hung up, one in each corner - kept them down to a minimum though. I'm not sure about a smoke bomb though, it may be ok if there are no flowers out yet :scratch:
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Re: Whitefly

Post by Henwife » 16 Jun 2012, 07:30

Not just floers, but in some plants, fruit as well. I'm a bit iffy about fly papers as I have bees in and out, so it looks like washing up liquid.
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Re: Whitefly

Post by kated » 16 Jun 2012, 15:19

Get some African Marigolds growing in there along with the toms - it helps to keep them away.

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