Friend To Aphids

We have been doing a lot of gardening this year, when I say gardening I mean planting some seeds and hoping they grow up strong. The basil has gone pretty well and we repotted it so fingers crossed that doesn’t kill them.

There seems to be loads of green flies all over them, which is a worry. I read a bit about them online and found out that ants will protect them from predators. I thought that was pretty cool. But I want my basil to grow so I can eat it. I am not sure what to do about this. I read that yellow flowers can attract Aphids so I guess I need to get a yellow plant like the one below, wait for the Aphids to transfer to that, then put the yellow plant far away.

Kodak Ektachrome yellow flowers
Pentax ME Super | Kodak Ektachrome E100

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