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Insect Pests and Disease Management - Making Herb and Vegetable Containers - Successful Container Gardens - University of Illinois Extension

Making Herb and Vegetable Containers

Insect Pests and Disease Management

Vegetables grown in containers can be attacked by insect pests and diseases. Inspect the plants periodically for insect pests that commonly attack vegetables and herbs such as aphids, spider mites, and white flies. Overwatering plants can lead to damping off disease. Inspect plants regularly to check for disease. Use recommended insecticides and fungicides or contact your local Extension office for assistance.