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By Johnjoe

Ireland Ie

I am getting green fly on the flower of my peppers chillies,i have been rubbing them off with my fingers,I have Liquid derris would you think is ok to use .If anyone has any suggestions would be appreciated

On plant Sweet peppers and chillies

Yellow_pepper Chilli_cayenne Jalepeno



I wouldnt if I was expected to eat them, try a hose or I would use soapy water.

20 Jun, 2010


DON'T use a hose or you'll lose all the flowers through shock and too much water pressure.
Use a bug killer that you can use on vegetables and wash chillies before consuming.

20 Jun, 2010


Yes I agree I should have said a spray!

20 Jun, 2010


Soapy water is much safer than any bug killer no matter how much the manufacturers say it can be used on veg.

20 Jun, 2010


I spray veg with soapy water, I just dont think you can be sure of getting rid of bug killer before eating?

20 Jun, 2010


I agree Drc!

20 Jun, 2010


I would like to thank ye all for your advice and time, In the mean time I have used my fingers and soapy water it seem to have worked as it has cleared this week . As it has been my first time for growing the plants, I feel so proud of myself that I have got so far
I am uploading some photos of the plants If you have any more advice I would be delighted to take on board , I don’t know what the difference is between the yellow pepper and the Yolo pepper as I used the names from the seed packet. If any one can tell me the difference between them I would be grateful

Many thanks JJ

26 Jun, 2010

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