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I live in Balch Springs, Texas
TerryRains
May 27, 2020 1:28 PM CST
The day after sowing my seeds in my garden which is mostly clay, we received 3 & 1/2 inches of rain. My garden unfortunately flooded. We dug two trenches however, the creek overflowed & there was no place for the rain to go. It saturated my newly planted garden for over 4 days. Instead of receiving mulch as I requested, I was brought 'Miracle-Grow Garden Soil' that claimed to help my desperate needs. Long story short, since having zero experience with potting or gardening soils from a bag, I was unaware of the damage they could cause. I transplanted most of my seedlings that popped up, the ones on higher ground I used the garden soil to help dry out. Long story short, when I disturbed the soil around the tops of my seedlings I discovered these ugly long-winged bugs. Please help me save my plants. The work I invested was great. I am 52 years old with a bad back, I must save my plants. Thank you, Terry Rains I live in, Dallas, Texas (Mesquite) I planted tomatoes, Cucumbers, Yellow Squash, Cantaloupe & Watermelon.
Name: Andrew Brooks
JACKSONVILLE, AL (Zone 7b)
Acb13adm
May 27, 2020 1:51 PM CST
Terry, there's no way to answer this without being able to ID the bug, which would require a picture of said bug.
From your brief description, the only thing that I can think of right off would be Lacewings, which are very good to have in a garden as they are predators that eat bugs that would harm your plants!

TerryRains said:The day after sowing my seeds in my garden which is mostly clay, we received 3 & 1/2 inches of rain. My garden unfortunately flooded. We dug two trenches however, the creek overflowed & there was no place for the rain to go. It saturated my newly planted garden for over 4 days. Instead of receiving mulch as I requested, I was brought 'Miracle-Grow Garden Soil' that claimed to help my desperate needs. Long story short, since having zero experience with potting or gardening soils from a bag, I was unaware of the damage they could cause. I transplanted most of my seedlings that popped up, the ones on higher ground I used the garden soil to help dry out. Long story short, when I disturbed the soil around the tops of my seedlings I discovered these ugly long-winged bugs. Please help me save my plants. The work I invested was great. I am 52 years old with a bad back, I must save my plants. Thank you, Terry Rains I live in, Dallas, Texas (Mesquite) I planted tomatoes, Cucumbers, Yellow Squash, Cantaloupe & Watermelon.


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