3 natural predators to control aphids

A great way of keeping aphid numbers down is to encourage natural predators into your plot. These 3 predators naturally feed on aphids:

  1. Hoverflies (which are also fantastic pollinators)
  2. Lacewings
  3. Ladybirds

You can plant other flowers/herbs in amongst your veg plants and in pots that will encourage them to your plot…

  • Tagetes
  • Bronze Fennel
  • Dill
  • Borage
  • Cosmos
  • Marigold
  • Calendula
  • Lemon Balm

Also, let some weeds flourish in your plot, or mow the grass a little less often to allow them to grow. These weeds are particularly good for wildlife:

  • Daisies
  • Dandelions
  • Creeping Buttercups