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Offlineburning_spear
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HELP! little flies and bugs in my Salvia plant!!!!
    #655083 - 05/31/02 07:56 AM (15 years, 29 days ago)

this is terrible! there are a bunch of tiny flies hanging around the soil of my salvia plant. there are also very tiny white bugs crawling around the soil. it doesnt look like any are on the plant itself but some leaves are nibbled at. it is two cuttings in a single pot. i really want to get rid of these pests ASAP! should i repot them, spray them with garlic or tobacco water, or what????? please help folks, sally needds you.
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Re: HELP! little flies and bugs in my Salvia plant!!!! [Re: burning_spear]
    #655094 - 05/31/02 08:04 AM (15 years, 29 days ago)

Read the thread about bugs in the soil in this same forum, it will answer all of your questions.


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Re: HELP! little flies and bugs in my Salvia plant!!!! [Re: superpimp]
    #655343 - 05/31/02 10:06 AM (15 years, 29 days ago)

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Re: HELP! little flies and bugs in my Salvia plant!!!! [Re: burning_spear]
    #657254 - 06/01/02 10:56 AM (15 years, 28 days ago)

Put a venus fly trap near the bottom of the plant............


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Re: HELP! little flies STILLin my Salvia plant!!!! [Re: burning_spear]
    #665627 - 06/06/02 09:35 AM (15 years, 23 days ago)

well i tried spraying them with garlic water and also repotted them but those little flies/gnats are still hanging around and eating my plant!!! any other ideas??


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Re: HELP! little flies STILLin my Salvia plant!!!! [Re: burning_spear]
    #665810 - 06/06/02 11:50 AM (15 years, 23 days ago)

Did you try sprinkling ground pepper on the soil?


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Re: HELP! little flies STILLin my Salvia plant!!!! [Re: superpimp]
    #669484 - 06/09/02 06:23 AM (15 years, 20 days ago)

no i'l try the pepper and see what happens, thanks


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Re: HELP! little flies STILLin my Salvia plant!!!! [Re: burning_spear]
    #669830 - 06/09/02 11:39 AM (15 years, 20 days ago)

I have used this technique also to deal with pests with some OK results, however, I was a little concerned that the pepper and the garlic would increase the chance of bacteria or mould forming in the soil or even on the plants. Any thoughts?


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Re: HELP! little flies STILLin my Salvia plant!!!! [Re: SalviaEngland]
    #669845 - 06/09/02 11:51 AM (15 years, 20 days ago)

I wouldn't worry about it.


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Re: HELP! little flies STILLin my Salvia plant!!!! [Re: superpimp]
    #671961 - 06/10/02 04:36 PM (15 years, 19 days ago)

mabey my problem is that the bugs are already in the type of soil i am using. i am going to get a new bag tomorrow, what kind of soil is best to use for sally?


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Re: HELP! little flies STILLin my Salvia plant!!!! [Re: burning_spear]
    #671981 - 06/10/02 04:47 PM (15 years, 19 days ago)

That is a question best answered at Overgrow. Go to www.overgrow.com go to the FAQ, and look up soil.


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