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May 23, 2020 3:06 AM CST

Hi, I am growing peppers in my apartment, but there were a lot of small flyes in the soil. These are the peppers I grow :
-Long thin cayenne
-Sigaretta di bergamo
I cant really differentiate them because they are both in the same species, capsicum annuum. I have 15 of them in my window, and its full.
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I think I am gonna put that triple flowerpot at my grandma.
There were lots of small flies because I have used some garden dirt, but Ive put some insecticid and most of them are gone now. After that, the biggest two plants began making some peppers
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Also, one plant was already growing one:
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I dont hate insecticides, I dont think they affect the naturality of a plant, but I want a "passive" sollition to keep the small flyes population down. A carnivourus plant would be very nice, but there arent so many flies, and in the winter, I dont think there are gonna be any flies. Also, I get a maximum of two hours of sun in the summer, the peppers can grow with that, but the carnivourus plants can? I am in the north of Romania, the wheater is not warm, but I will keep it inside, with a radiator turned on at less than 30cm (~one feet) under it.
So, are there any carnivourus plants that can live with not much light, small insects, but not a lot? I think I can provide the plant humidity and temperature(20-30°C, 70-85°F). Also, I might use some alluminium foil to cover its back, so it will get more light, I have done it on a pepper plant, and it worked.

Btw, what size of flowerpot would be perfect for the peppers, as they grow (outside) one meter, ~three feet?
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May 23, 2020 10:54 AM CST

Sorry, after looking this day at the plants, I can see they get direct light for 4-5 hours, but only when the sky is clear, like tday. These days are rare though.
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