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I need help bugs are eating every crop, plants aren't doing what they are supposed to, getting discouraged now what?

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I need help bugs are eating every crop, plants aren't doing what they are supposed to, getting discouraged now what?
what kind of bugs? what plants aren't doing what?
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:47 PM   #3
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what kind of bugs? what plants aren't doing what?
That was my very frustrated and incredibly vague post

They are light gray and tiny and there are HUNDREDS of them. They leave ash like powder (maybe their feces?) on the soil under the the plants they infest. They bunch up on a part of the plant and within a few days it has hug holes in it. So far it's eaten my chard, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels, peppers....
The broccoli and cauliflower (and all similar) have flowered too early. The peppers never produced and my onions never bulb. Brussels never formed but leafed out a lot. I'm sure there's more. We just moved to this house a year ago but I've always loved relatively close and never had issues like this.
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They are light gray and tiny and there are HUNDREDS of them. They leave ash like powder (maybe their feces?) on the soil under the the plants they infest. They bunch up on a part of the plant and within a few days it has hug holes in it. So far it's eaten my chard, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels, peppers....
The broccoli and cauliflower (and all similar) have flowered too early. The peppers never produced and my onions never bulb. Brussels never formed but leafed out a lot. I'm sure there's more. We just moved to this house a year ago but I've always loved relatively close and never had issues like this.
I wonder if they are aphids? they can cause all kinds of problems.....
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Aphids? Really sounds like it! We have only ever used 7 dust, check if it works on aphids. It could be fast enough to save them.
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Is 7 dust safe to use on edibles??
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seven dust is a poison if u eat it you will get sick maybe try diamatatious earth? aphids are supposed to be able to be sprayed odd with a hose you can also make a mixture of garlic,soap and water
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