i am growing basil and cilantro plants in containers. all of a sudden 3 weeks ago, while watering the plants, i noticed small black winged bugs coming out of the soil.
I thought they were aphids, but then i learned those are green and wingless. I have tried soap and water, vinegar and water- those bugs keep coming up from the soil when i water.
what are they? they remind of little nats. and how to get rid of them.
my basil leaves are turning black and cilantro leaves just have a few that have yellowed out.
This is my first time gardening with herbs.