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Small Bugs

Small Bugs
Posted by Vanessa from CA - Zone 9 on 2010-05-06 11:47:00

I recently started a raised bed vegetable garden, we filled it with a mixture commercial garden soil and compost. My seeds are now beginning to sprout, everything looks great. However, yesterday I noticed very tiny little bugs on the top of the soil. I further investigated and noticed they are covering every area of the top soil but they are not below the surface. In the same area I also have a few container vegetables, I used potting soil in those and there are no bugs in them. I sprayed some vegetable insecticidal soup over the top layer but that was ineffective, plus they are all over the soil and its tough to make sure every inch is adequately covered. I'm not sure what they are and if they will hurt the growing sprouts, in addition I have no idea how to get rid of the.


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