Hey guys, I've been bothering you with a lot of questions the past weeks, Now that I thought about it, checked on my baby okra plants which are planted in the garden not containers like the others and was happy to see 4 buds with an okra plant having 3 big leaves only !! it means they are well fed !! came to check on them today and the biggest bud turned yellow, touched it and it fell off like a feather, I lifted the 3 leaves and it was swarming with white flies.
These flies are sucking the juice out of everything, even that tomato planted in the garden which I posted a pic of its yellow unopened flower that fell and I thought it was over-watering, well I guess it all match up now.
My tomatoes, peppers, eggplants were stunned, I ruined two tomato plants by over-watering them, over-feeding them thinking they're lacking nutrition, thinking organic can't produce but it turned out to be the WHITE FLY !!
If the climate is right, if your soil is well drained, if you're feeding your plants organically with compost tea, nettle feed, fish emulsion and your plants aren't producing, feeling slow ... then don't be confused by overfeeding, over-watering them .....it's THE WHITE FLY !!
so far I've tried:
1) dish soap ( heavily concentrated may have included chemicals ) ==> white flies would die, some flee, when soapy water evaporates they return
2) tried the yellow carton ( a big one ) ==> no serious effect, 2-4 flies glued.
3) water jetting them same as 1)
The only options I have yet to try before I surrender are: garlic spray, planting dill <== if you guys have other options please do join the war with me.
I've landed on this video on youtube, I hope one of you can guess what made the white flies flee the pepper plants of this nice guy ( mhpgardener ), alright he's a redneck so don't make fun of his accent. ^____^