My snake beans really need help.
They are absolutely infested with brown aphids. So much so that the leaves are going yellow and falling off. It's a pretty sad sight. Every year we end up with aphids somewhere but usually we just rub them off with our hands and resort to milk/ chili water spray if it gets beyond that.
This year started the same way but the conditions must be perfect for aphids or else they are a particularly randy bunch as things are now seriously out of control.
So far we have sprayed with milk (2% and 3.6% just to be sure), chilli water and diluted tar from the chimney which was something neighbour A swore by.
But nope. If anything they are still multiplying.
I am about to break down and go and buy something nasty at the hardware store.
I don't want to but at this rate I will not get to eat a single snake bean.....
Any home remedies we haven't tried yet?
For the sake of the beans and my commitment to chemical free gardening...