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by lawyerlyn on December 25, 2004 11:37 AM
i am from the philippines. my sweet basil plant is always being eaten by red ants. it's now dead. i'm thinking of buying another basil plant. what should i do to prevent these insects from eating the plant? thanks
by duckie on December 27, 2004 05:04 AM
[wayey] Welcome lawyerlyn

I love basil too.Usually when I see ants on my plants [grin] it's because I have an aphid problem.
The ants go after the nectar that the aphids excret.

You can spray your plants with a strong stream of water to knock the aphids off.If you have a bad infestation of aphids,insecticidal spray could be used.Here is a link.

http://www.gardensalive.com/pestguide_item.asp?article_id=26

[flower] duckie

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by lawyerlyn on December 30, 2004 02:09 PM
Hi, Duckie,

Thanks for your reply and for the link. Now I know what to do when I have aphids in my plant.

Happy New Year to you and your family.

Lawyerlyn

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