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aphids....or something else?

OK, so I thought I had aphids but now I am not sure. On my radish there are tiny black specks that jump off when I touch the leaves. They are so tiny that they don't even look like bugs. They are on my radish, lettuce and even all of the weeds I have. I will try to get a picture but they are so tiny they look like miniature onion seeds.
I knock them off and then they are back the next day.

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Sounds like it might be flea beetles. Radishes are among their very favorite plants. The link below the image has information about how to control them organically.

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Yeah, aphids don't usually jump, they just sit there and let you squish them!
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