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Tiny insects on cuc plants

Posted by rich_manure z6 SEMA ( on
Mon, Jun 23, 14 at 10:24

Hi everyone last year I had a miserable time with my cucumbers so this year I decided to compliment my garden with growing some container veggies on a sunny deck. I'm doing hot and sweet peppers, squash, and cucumbers and so far everything is extremely healthy looking. Over the weekend the cucs developed flowers so this morning I went to be sure there were no cucumber beetles on them (which I think was my problem last year) there were none but several very tiny bugs or gnats flew out of the plant when I touched it. Way too small for pics but wondering if this is a potential problem and if there is anything I should do. I am spraying with an organic liquid fungicide from Bonide and watering with miracle grow. The soil 1/3 compost, miracle grow potting soil, and bagged dehydrated cow manure with osmocote mixed in. Thanks so much.

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RE: Tiny insects on cuc plants

  • Posted by Drew51 5b/6a SE MI (My Page) on
    Wed, Jun 25, 14 at 7:10

Probably fungus gnats and nothing to worry about.
They are annoying and seems to be a bad year for them.

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