New warning over Woolworths Discovery Garden bug infestation
‘They will kill your plants’
By Eliza Scanlan
October 02 2019
Posting on the awesome Woolworths Little Garden/Discovery Garden Facebook group, mum Melissa was baffled by the infestation of tiny green bugs - asking the group’s members for help in identifying them.
The tiny green critters can be seen on the base of the Discovery Garden plant sprout.
She wrote: ‘I have these little tiny green bugs that appeared on some of my plants (I couldn't take a clearer picture they are so tiny)..
‘Will they eat my plants ?? How do I get rid of them?’
The group’s members were quick to identify the critters as aphids - bugs which can kill your plants quickly.
‘Looks like aphids - they can kill your plants,’ said one. Said another: ‘Looks like aphids, you need to kill them before they kill your plants.’
Gardening expert Dizey Barber tells New Idea Food: ‘You don’t want aphids near your plants at all. They’re suckers! They suck all the nutrients out of your plants and your plants will die quite quickly. You need to remove the aphids if you want to keep your Discovery Garden plants alive.’
Members suggested killing them ‘by wiping or spraying the leaves of the plant with a mild solution of water and a few drops of dish soap. Soapy water should be reapplied every 2-3 days for 2 weeks.’
Said another member: ‘Just wipe off and squish them.’
As you can see from Melissa’s pics, the bugs can be easy to miss - so make sure you give your baby Discovery Garden plants a good looking over to make sure they’re free of aphids. Good luck!
Originally published as New warning over Woolworths Discovery Garden bug infestation