Tomato plants and Spiders

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    IMG_0795.jpgIMG_0801.jpg Some of my plants in greenhouse seem to have spiders at them that has been webbing and looks like eggs on some leaves. Are my plants now doomed in the greenhouse.

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    Look like aphids to me;):smile:
     
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      But if there is webbing, there might be red spider mite as well
       
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        Cant see any webbing, just the hairs on the backs of the leaves.:smile:
         
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          Managed to get a picture of the spider but think there may be a few.
           
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          So where is the spider, pic 1 ?

          Oh right, I see you inserted it in front of the older pics:biggrin:

          That's a friendly spider, probably eating the greenfly.
           
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          Omg tbh I don't know whats good a bad as know nothing much on gardening lol
           
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            Gardening????
            This is entomology.:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
             
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              Don't give up Jane, just wipe those Aphids off and give them a Seaweed feed.
               
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                I didn't know aphids ate seaweed?
                But you learn something new everyday.:lunapic 130165696578242 5:
                 
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                  Lol so they are aphids are they. I went in armed with a spray of water and soap thinking I had spider mite and sprayed the hell out the leaves Oopps.
                   
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                    I've had red spider on most plants, but cant ever remembering them to be a "big" problem on tomatoes, unless maybe right at the very end of the season in a greenhouse, cucumbers they love, and will pretty much kill.
                    RED spider mite is very small and not easy to see without a lens.

                    Pity about the spraying, the spiders really are no problem and more likely to do good rather than harm.

                    Most plants put up with a fair amount of pest damage during their growing season, its part of nature, so best not to panic.:);)
                     
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                      Thanks Pete, That's exactly what I did and ended up cutting some of the leaves lower down that seemed to have loads on back of them. I then sprayed with eco soap but now I'm hoping I haven't done damage to the plants or tomatoes I have growing. Are there any flowers to keep them away.
                       
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                        Well if you had an infestation of the aphids, you did the right thing.
                        Personally I dont believe in the companion planting ideas but others do, if that is what you are referring to.
                         
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                          Yeah I thought they might keep them away. Just hope I've got them all as have around 12 plants in there. Will check tomorrow again.
                           
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