Q & A
Beneficial Insects for Aphids
I have a question regarding the beneficial insects that you offer. First off, I live in Alaska and this will be my first foray into gardening here. I have an outdoor vegetable garden with a couple of the rows having low tunnels over them. So really I have two questions; I’ve heard that aphids can be a big issue up here on tomato and pepper plants. Would you recommend the ladybugs or the green lacewings to control them more effectively? And my second question, obviously since I’m just starting out I don’t actually have an infestation currently. So would it be advisable to get either of the above listed insects prior to having a problem so that one never occurs, or wait until I actually do have one before getting the beneficial’s? I wouldn’t want them to starve to death, or just plain leave and then the aphids etc. move in right after. I appreciate your time. Thank You
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