Sunday, November 6, 2011
Now I'm really Bugged!
This is neat picture if you are studying bugs, but not if you are trying to keep a tuberose alive over the winter. It was interesting to watch these bugs move in the sunlight like dust in the air. I guess they are spider mites. This web and its inhabitants are going out to the cold compost bin. Obviously one plant ICU is insufficient here. I cleaned away the dead plant material and watered the plants in this area. I remembered getting some advice before, and I searched my blog to find it. My search took me back to this article. I'm mixing up spray today of 50% water, 50% alcohol and a couple of drops of dish washing soap. I'm just using vodka instead of rubbing alcohol. Since I eat some of my plants, I hope my plants will be happy with that and that the bugs will die instead of have a party. Next it's showers for everybody even me. All these little bugs make my skin crawl!