cynthia_h wrote:my woes with aphids have been chronicled...soapy water spray, lady bugs, worm tea, hand squishing, liquid kelp fertilizer (on the "bolster the plant's immune system" theory), ...
So now I hope for winged deliverance.
Your "winged deliverance" are more likely to be small but mighty There are quite a few tiny heros, and not only ladybugs/beetles.
Good references with photos:
http://www.small-farm-permaculture-and- ... phids.html
http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/cro ... 1.htm#fig6
Birds that seem to be eating aphids in my garden are finches, warblers, and chickadees.