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May 24, 2016 4:43 PM CST
New York
I recently planted some Pilea peperomioides seeds. They sprouted fast (about 3 days) and appeared to be doing well. Then I noticed these tiny things moving in the soil. Upon closer examination, there they were, theses tiny green bugs. I'm a novice and can't imagine where they came from or if they were dangerous and would invade my other plants, so I put them outside on the porch. Heartbroken, I decided to start from scratch. Three days later 2 more seedlings sprouted. Oh, and the first one that was isolated on the porch for a week where I thought it would surely die ( in chilly New York weather) is still alive and well, bugs and all. By the way they were all started in Miracle Grow Moisture Mix Potting soil I bought at the Home Depot.
I would appreciate it if someone could please help me get rid of the bugs.Any help at all is appreciated.
May 24, 2016 9:16 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
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I'm sure I answered this a couple days ago. I'm not sure what your tiny green bugs are but next time you water your plants, add some insecticidal soap to the pitcher. Keep doing that until you don't see any more bugs. Soil insects are usually caused by over-watering so maybe ease up on the amount of water you are giving them.


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