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Old April 27, 2018   #1
hazeldazel
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Join Date: Mar 2018
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Default Aphids near tomatoes - ignore?

I have five 7-gallon grow bags with happy tomatoes and next to them is a small rose that is just covered with aphids. I've been checking the tomatoes every day and no aphids on them, just the rose. I don't care about the rose, it was planted by the previous owners and I cut it back to almost nothing last year and since it's grown some manageable branches and some blooms, I've let it be instead of completely ripping it out.

So I'm tempted to deal with the aphids by spraying or trimming the affected areas but I'm also wondering if the rose is somehow attracting the aphids which are keeping the aphids off my tomatoes and nearby berries. I would hate to have aphids decide my tomatoes are a better lunch.
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