Blackfly can be a very common problem with broad beans and if you have them then you will no doubt be wondering how to get rid. One thing that may have crossed your mind is using rose clear to get rid of those pesky black flies but is this possible? Can you use rose clear on broad beans? Let’s have a look and find out.
So, Can you use Rose Clear on broad beans?
No, you should not use rose clear on anything you plan to eat. If you want to use something similar but safe for food then I recommend using bug clear plant and veg. This is by the same company as rose clear but intended for use on fruit and veg.
This comparison table above is directly from the manufacturer. You can clearly see that it says you should not use rose clear on fruit and veg. You can use bug clear ultra or bug clear fruit and veg.
I would recommend going with the product specifically designed for fruit and veg as this will always be your safest bet. The bug clear fruit and veg can even be used and the fruit or veg then eaten the same day!
- Same day, spray and eat
- Contact insecticide for ornamental plants, fruit and vegetables
- 100% natural active ingredient
- Controls greenfly, blackfly, whitefly, scale insects, mealybugs, red spider mites and other mites
- For use both indoors and outdoors all year round
If you like to garden organically as I do then you may be looking for a different way of getting rid of black flies on your broad beans, let me help you with a few suggestions.
Blast them off
Lots of gardeners recommend using a fairly high powered head on your hose and just blasting those little blighters off of your broad beans.
Pick the tops off
It is the top of broad beans that the black fly is attracted to. You can pick the tops out and this should help to stop the black flies from being attracted to your broad beans.
One thing you can do is try and introduce more predators to your garden or allotment.
If you have a problem with flies then one predator you can try and introduce is ladybirds. You can get these off amazon believe it or not. They come as larvae and will feed on bugs and aphids before turning into ladybirds. Once fully grown they will continue to munch on those pesky bugs.
These native British Adalia Bipunctata ladybird larvae have a huge appetite for soft -bodied garden pests such as aphids (greenfly and blackfly), spider mite, scale, mealy-bug etc.