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Posted 3M ago by @togramlatrak

How to get rid of whiteflies?

UPDATE: The mixture of water, soap and oil seems to do the trick.

Hi guys ! #greggang, today I was harvesting my cherry tomatoes when I noticed the start of a whiteflies infestation on my plants. So I sprayed my plant with a oil, soap and water mix. But I'm concerned, I also cut what seems to be infested to me. Is there anything else I can do ? What should I do to prevent this from happening again ? They grow in a pot outside, not in a greenhouse, the weather here in the desert is getting hotter, so I guess my tomato plants are a bit stressed...
Thank you very much for your advice and help β˜ΊοΈπŸ–– #tomato #tomatoplant #tomatobsessed #tomatoes #whiteflies #infestationprevention
10” pot without drainage
Last watered 1 month ago
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@togramlatrak Hi again! 😊 I was kind of in a rush earlier with my first post here and didn’t want to lose track of your post. Now that I have time, let me say, Welcome to Greg! πŸͺ΄πŸ˜Š

I had been thinking about how you mentioned your plants were stressed and looked at your plant card to see if I had any ideas about what else you could do to help your tomato plants. I noticed that the plant card says that the container doesn’t have drainage and so if that’s true, they are definitely stressed from that. I was also wondering if they might need a deeper container. Maybe they’re root bound. *If* either or both of these are the case, I suspect that a lot of the stress on your plants will be resolved by re-potting into a container with drainage. They’ll then be less likely to be attacked by pestsI I also think you will need to treat your plants again to get rid of the current ones.
I mentioned in my first post that I was following along here to see what others say as I haven’t grown tomatoes before, but then I just put on my detective hat πŸ˜‚ and applied what I know about plants in general to try to figure out what might be going on. I hope this is helpful and hope to hear more about your tomato plants! πŸ… πŸͺ΄πŸͺ΄πŸ˜Šβ˜€οΈ
@togramlatrak Following along here as I hope to grow tomatoes too in the summer.
Hello @SunnyPlants, thank you for welcoming me ☺️ and thank you for your answer. I'm planning on putting them out of the container and planting them in my backyard, but my backyard is now also infected, so I don't want them to get killed.. I'm gonna get rid of the weeds in today, and treat my tomato plants again...
@SunnyPlants hi there do you want to be friends with because I always see your comments and do you see mine ? And I miss my dead dog
@Imissmydeaddog Hi. I have seen some of your comments. I’m a bit worried about you as I notice you mention your dog a lot. I’m sorry you lost your dog and hope that you can find some peace in memories and also in caring for plants.
@SunnyPlants thank you