[tomato] Beneficial Insects to control aphids

Orchid (Tomato@GlobalGarden.com)
Sat, 13 Mar 1999 17:04:23 -0500

Has anyone used beneficial insects to control aphids in their vegetable
garden?  How did it work for you?  For those who it didn't work, or didn't
try, what other method have you found best to control aphids?  I have a lot
of ants around as well, and I think that they are "farming" the aphids.
They are mostly attacking the peppers, they're all over the chinese cabbage
and oriental eggplants as well.

I remember using lady bugs on my veggie garden up north when I was a
teenager.  I released them at night so they wouldn't fly away.  Next day,
all I could heart was pops and sparks as they hit the electric bug killer
from my neighbors.  I won't have that problem here....but I'd love to hear
your experiences.

Pete, Zone 10, South Florida