Houseplant problems...

mmcpherson0563 mmcpherson0563 at rogers.com
Fri Feb 14 08:14:18 EST 2003


Hi Joe ,I once had gnats or what I think were gnats.I just stopped watering
the plants as much -drying out the soil before watering.I would let them get
to the point were they would start showing signs of not enough water.
When I did water them.I would give them just enough to come back , also I
found injecting water with a syringe a few inches below the soil worked
better than the plants that I just poured small amounts of water on.Both
methods did not hurt the plants other than losing a few  leaves but it did
get rid of the problem.
I try not to use any type of pesticide of chemical other than fertilizer on
my plants.
Don't worry about what people call crossposting,some people just need
something to complain about.
"John Doe" <halogen8 at nospam.hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:b1cug0$mna$1 at sun-news.laserlink.net...
> My plants seem to have this fungus growing on the top of the soil.  It
> appears as a white powder in splotches around the soil.  Here are pictures
> to better explain:
>
> http://joe.flintaero.com/gallery/fungus-among-us
>
> I am also having problems with gnats, that I think hatched in the soil,
and
> are now flying all around the apartment.  I have tried spraying soapy
water
> on the top of the soil, but no luck.  Anyone know what caused these or how
> to get rid of them?
>
> Thanks!
>
>





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