Aphid Problem

My AG pepper plants that I was growing in the Sprout LEDs are really infested with aphids!  I didn’t know what they were at first, they don’t move and I didn’t expect aphids to be yellow based on the AG FAQ.  There’s no leaf damage.  I’ve noticed some on my poblano pepper and green pepper plants in the Farm Plus and on some Burpee pepper plants that just sprouted in the Bounty Elite.  I wiped off what I could and plan to spray with an alcohol/water/dishwashing liquid mixture per the Internet.  I think the Burpee plants are small enough that I caught it early, and the poblano and green pepper plants have large leaves which are easier to treat.  But the AG jalapeño and purple super hot plants have lots of small leaves that’ll be a real hassle.  Any comments or advice?

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BloomingLotus
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Ugh, I think this is what I

Ugh, I think this is what I have on my calendula plants.  I'll try the mixture you mentioned.  Thanks for posting.  Sorry I can't be of any help to you!

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I’ve been spraying the

I’ve been spraying the poblano and sweet pepper plants every other day for over a week.  There’s still the odd aphid on them but it’s pretty much under control.  They aren’t infesting the tomato plants, and lots of tomatoes are growing.  Replanted a lettuce garden in the Farm Plus.

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I looked on the internet and

I looked on the internet and found an aphid treatment consisting of 5 cups water, 2 cups alcohol (I used 91% isopropyl rubbing alcohol), and 1 tablespoon dishwashing liquid.  That made too much for my spray bottle, so I scaled it down by 1/3. I wiped the aphids off the leaves as best I could and sprayed the leaves with the liquid.  We’ll see how well the pepper plants survive the treatment.  I decided to give up on the pepper plants in the Sprout LEDs, they were too infested.  I’ll replant them with herbs.

So far I haven’t seen any aphids on the tomato plants or lettuce, they seem to like pepper plants.  I’ve got my first tomato growing!

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Not very helpful, but I gave

Not very helpful, but I gave up on growing peppers in AG's, because they get aphid-infested, and I don't like washing aphids off plants. Some people don't seem to have this problem. But I do.

For whatever reason, no aphids when I grow peppers in potting mix indoors.

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