How can I rid aphids on young dill weed?

Credit: Kirsty Hall

Q: How can I get rid of aphids on dill weed?

For non-edible plants, I’ve had good luck getting rid of aphids with Sheena’s rhubarb-leaf aphid spray, however, as rhubarb leaves are poisonous, this won’t work for your edible dill weed. And that’s actually okay because with a little diligence and daily attention, you can effectively rid your dill weed of aphid simply by spraying them off your plants with a mild jet stream of water. 

According to Linda Gilkeson, though, your dill weed may also attract hover flies – and as one hover-fly larvae can hoover up 400 aphids, this is good news for your garden!