Aubergine conflict - advice needed

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Vagabond

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Aubergine conflict - advice needed
« on: July 07, 2020, 14:34 »
I'd be grateful if someone could give me an opinion on a little 'disagreement' I'm having with a friend.
I bought an aubergine plant from a nursery and planted it in a growbag in my greenhouse. After a week or so I realised the plant was infested with aphids and possibly white fly. I immediately started spraying it but the aphids spread to some of the other plants in the greenhouse.
I am now physically squishing the little rotters up to twice a day and will continue to do so until they are eradicated.
My friend insists that I should remove the aubergine (which has lost all its flowers) but I am of the mind that it still stands a chance of flowering and also that it would be a case of shutting the greenhouse door after the aphids have bolted.
Thoughts please.
Thank you.

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Re: Aubergine conflict - advice needed
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2020, 12:10 »
I would give it a chance.  There is plenty of time for more flowers.  Mine have only just started flowering and they are recovering from an aphid attack as well.

A pot of french marigolds placed nearby will get rid of the whitefly  :)

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Re: Aubergine conflict - advice needed
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2020, 19:11 »
Thanks, New Shoot! Good to know that I'm right to go by my instincts and that it's not too late for the aubergine to produce new flowers.
I'll look out for a French Marigold - do they attract the whitefly and then destroy them?   :D

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Re: Aubergine conflict - advice needed
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2020, 19:55 »
I can also say my aubergines have only just started flowering and have been nibbled by something. Everything should be fine.

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Re: Aubergine conflict - advice needed
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2020, 20:08 »
I'll look out for a French Marigold - do they attract the whitefly and then destroy them?   :D

That would be good  :lol:  I think they just repel them, but plonking some next to my aubergines seems to be keeping the whitefly away  :)



 

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