I planted some garlic for the first time (actually first time I have grown any fruit/veg) and they have been doing well. I believe they 'went to seed' a short time ago so I cut off the scapes (thought this was the right thing to do?). Last night I noticed one of the plants was covered in small flies (along a leaf and going into where I cut the scape off), so I pulled it up and through it away thinking it was a goner. However this evening, another one has sucumed to the same fate. I have some bug spray (Bayer Garden Provado Ultimate bug killer) - can I spray the plants with this? Should I have not cut off the scapes?
I also have rust on one plant - should I cut off the affected leaves?