Asked on May 7, 2017

How do I protect "baby" peaches from bugs?

Aryeh KaufmanBos11608338Aryeh


I have a peach tree in my garden, and it has begun growing peaches.
I would love to keep them bug-free this season, so I can hopefully enjoy them.

Is there any non-pesticide way to do that?
Also, my gardening skills are nill. so any advice on how to help them along would be greatly appreciated!!
Thank you all!
My baby peaches... :)
7 answers
  • Allison
    on May 7, 2017

    Kaolin clay is a good organic route. A dormant spray prior to leafing out is important, as well, to rid the tree of any bugs under the bark.

  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 7, 2017

    You can use an organic fruit tree spray.
  • Bos11608338
    on May 7, 2017

    I am there with you on the gardening skills but I do do a lot of reading about keeping up with a garden and I've heard that a couple of drops dish soap and a couple of drops of vegtable oil in a spray bottle full of water and the. Spray both sides of the leaves which will (I've read) keep bugs off, I can say that a line of dish soap the bugs dnt cross and the oil helps for it to adher, so I can't see why it wouldn't work on plants. Good Luck hope this will help you with your garden.
  • Janice Peterson
    on May 7, 2017

    it may be too late spraying to protect fruit begins with the flowers
  • Aryeh
    on May 8, 2017

    What about covering it with net bags?
    • Danielle Odin
      on May 9, 2017

      Net won't keep bugs away. Bugs plan ahead. They lay their eggs in the soil and that way the babies have food to grow on. I think the soap-oil spray is your best bet.
  • Bos11608338
    on May 12, 2017

    Let us all know your thoughts k
  • Aryeh Kaufman
    on May 19, 2017

    OK all, I sprayed the tree! Now we wait for the fruits to grow, and see how they turn out! Thank you all for your help! :)
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