I have a row of (mini) sweet pepper plants grown from seed in a planter. The seeds are from peppers from the grocery store. They normally sit on the sill of a SE facing window.
So far they have been doing pretty well and are fruiting - but they have recently been invaded by aphids which seem especially attracted to the flowers.
I have tried covering the roots and blasting the aphids off in the shower - but that also knocks off the flowers and buds. I have also tried spraying it with a mixture of soap and water, which is not very effective.
I have also tried pruning off the most infected leaves and squashing any aphids I find.
I have considered some organic options:
- Neem oil
- Natria Pyrsol (pyrethrin)
Are they worth trying?