Gnat Control: oh wow

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Gnat Control

By Sheila_FW
December 18, 2011

Have a problem with gnats in your potting soil? Dump the soil into a container and hang fly tape above.

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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Dec 18, 2011 6:21 AM CST
just seeing that fly strip makes me cringe.. but I love this tip!!!
Name: Sheila F
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Sheila_FW
Dec 18, 2011 9:05 AM CST
Oh it was horrible! Sticking tongue out I started to take it out of the shop and dump it in the yard, but then they would have only multiplied! I got two bags of that brand from Walmart, because they were cheaper, never more. Normally I buy Miracle Grow and never had that problem.
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Dec 18, 2011 9:10 AM CST

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Great photo Sheila, in a scary way!

I buy my potting soil at the local nursery supply warehouse. It comes in large bales for $20 per 3.8cf compressed bale. One bale seems to last forever, and is really high quality stuff. Once I started using these, I can never buy bagged potting soil again. Thumbs up
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Dec 18, 2011 9:56 AM CST
Wow, that is a lot of gnats. What a clever idea. If that ever happens to me I will definitely use this tip. Thumbs up

Dave, I've always used Miracle Grow, but since you posted about you local nursery supply warehouse I will have to check on the one that we have in Salem. Sounds like that would be a huge savings. Hurray!
Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Dec 18, 2011 12:29 PM CST
I had the same problem one year when I bought some potting soil from big lots.. never again!!!
Name: Anna
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canadanna
Dec 18, 2011 1:02 PM CST
Dave, you have me wanting to go on a road trip...I am forever running out of potting soil!
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Name: Sheila F
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Sheila_FW
Dec 19, 2011 12:31 AM CST
Dale.....Compressed bale??? Sounds interesting, I need to check into that. Is it a brand or their personal product?

Anna....If you locate some before me maybe you and I need to make a run! Thumbs up LOL!
Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Dec 19, 2011 5:20 AM CST
pro mix brand is a good one

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