Just caught up and wow I've missed quite abit, your plants are looking good mate I just hope you get to the bottom of the bug problem.
Hey, thank you Tomuk!Just caught up and wow I've missed quite abit, your plants are looking good mate I just hope you get to the bottom of the bug problem.
Thanks Sly, they have a section about fungus gnats under "Houseplant Pests".I ran into this information the other day. Maybe it can help. I just posted it for another grower.
The best way to maintain a healthy garden is to educate yourself and learn to identify common garden pests. Inspect your plants regularly to detect problems early.www.planetnatural.com
You mean pure (96%) alcohol, right?Use alcohol and water mixed 1:9 for foliar
Really? It's good to hear that. I don't know if they can bite, but my left hand, which I leaned on when I inspected the plants got a few itchy spots after I left the room.If they're "running around" they're not aphids-aphids move extremely slowly...so it's a"good thing"
that they're only gnats,which are mainly just annoying-especially when they fly into your mouth.
If you've got to have a pest,gnats are pretty benign compared to aphids...
Oh, yes. I already see them everywhere.Gnats don't bite,but they don't stay in the grow room either-you'll start finding them on all the windows throughout the house pretty soon.
That's what I did intuitively, the only problem is, air hardly even get down there, because the canopies cover the pots fully. If any new grower reads it in the future: it's good to fill up your pots, so you don't run into problems like this. When I started this grow, I had these two 15l clothpots, so I though 25l lightmix and 5l perlite would fill them up nicely. Somehow it's not how it works actually. Both of my pots are only filled up about 3/4 of their height. When the light goes off, the big fanleaves on the sides tend to "rest" on the sides of the pots for this reason.Gnats are weak flyers so point a fan at soil level and they can't land to lay eggs.
I could order 99% iso, but that's a few days to arrive. I'll see if I can get it somewhere this afternoon.Get 99% iso if you can and mix per Penny’s instructions. Spray down everything. If you are using the alcohol I highly suggest wearing a mask with the right filters on it. I nearly offed myself the first time I sprayed.
Sand might be the easier method. Or do both. I couldn’t get neem oil at a reasonable price which is why I was using iso to get rid of thrips. Still have a couple ha I guess around they are super annoying. I’m going to spray again today myself. Tomorrow going to see if I can track down some lady bugs. They eat 50 aphids a day.
Yes, there's only this one of the brownish one so far.