Hello everyone! We are in the mid April and the weather is warming up this is small plum tree which looks quite healthy but if look up close you can see that under the leaves there are aphids luckily this is the only tree that I’ve spotted aphids so far and from what I can see they have spread to a great extend on the tree looking under the leaves is the best way to spot aphids this is the result of aphids which are protected by ants as I’ve already mentioned in previous video as you can see the disease has spread under the leaves as well as the stems so we will have to start a treatment using some kind of bio spray I will show you what I usually do to fight aphids on trees and other plants first of all I remove any small stems and leaves form the main trunk so that aphids and ants don’t have access or a hiding place the first I will do is wash the leaves thoroughly with water using the hose I try to remove as many of the aphids as I can Jet washing the tree does not do any harm to it on the contrary it removes any dust and harmful substances or bugs After giving it a good rinse we are going to leave it dry a little and we are going to spray it early in the morning. Since the sun is not up yet there is no danger of the leaves burning and it will also have the whole day to dry and for the spray to stick onto the leaves. We shake the tree a little to help remove excess water. And now we are going to make a homemade spray that I use in this case I’m going to use a 500ml spray bottle since the tree is small. I’m using alcohol (blue or white) and natural soap in water. I usually put 2 tablespoons of alcohol and 2 tbsp of soap in 1lt of water. so now I’m just going to put 1tbsp of alcohol and 1 tbsp of soap – I think I’m going to put about 2 tbsp of soap because I shook the jar before and there is foam on top and I’m going to press the bottle for the excess foam to overflow and since this spray bottle is not easy to use upside down I’m going to remove this small plastic pipe because I’ll need to spray under the leaves as we saw there are the aphids and in many cases there is where we have to look to spot any infestation . So you see it’s easy to turn it upside down and hold while spraying. Shake it and lets start spraying. Just like when rinsing the tree, I want to be very thorough when using these homemade sprays I’m spraying under all the leaves and stems and I’m doing the same to the trunk. I’m going to repeat this process every 4-5 days and I’m going to check the tree every day to make sure that the problem has started to disappear or if any aphids have remained or come back. At the bottom of the tree I’m going to plant some herbs and flowers to help ladybugs move in my garden so that they also help treat the problem on this tree. We’ve planted all our plants and we are going to wait and see the result. Let’s take a brief tour of our greenhouses. As you can see the first greenhouse is full of containers and crates with pots of seedlings. I’ve removed them from under the growlights because they’ve really grown This is the spinach I planted (you might remember from a previous video). You can see how the tomatoes have grown. Our basil seedlings in the back. This is the garden bed with the carrots where I planted some lettuce on both sides. Some chilly peppers which I keep on a seperate tray. These are the roma plants (check out my planting tomatoes video) with some onios planted all around the garden bed. Three eggplants which I intend to plant in that particular garden bed. Some more bell peppers and Roasting Pimentos peppers. Some marigolds and zinnias. And here are the tomatoes I transplanted on 14 March and our pea is doing just great. We are going to harvest those soon. and some snapdragons (Antirrhinum) have started to flower. This is the second greenhouse which is fairly new. If you remember in previous video we hadn’t built all our garden beds. Back here we have our oregano plant. It’s quite bushy, our lettuce pallets is now full, we have started using some of these in our salads, here in between the beds mayby we are going to put some flowers or another plant, the tomatoes are starting to bud, and here at the end of this bed we are going to plant some more tomatoes, and this is the south side which is usually moist so I think some greens would be a good idea. We’ll add some flowers to fill our beds. Thanks for watching. Bye for now!