When you start out on your chilli growing adventures you have thoughts of hot sauces, salsas, curries and pickles. I doubt you had thoughts of pest control right at the beginning. Well I hate to break it to you but I would suggest you start thinking about it. Aphids, especially green and black fly are attracted to chilli plants like nothing else, and they can do significant damage if not treated. From experience we’ve found that plants growing outside in the open with good access to natural predators and windy conditions, tend to fair better than those on the windowsill or in a greenhouse.
So let’s talk about the options available to us, and these will undoubtedly either be chemical or not.