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please help....I got my first fungus gnat and I don't why

Posted by njitgrad 6A/6B New Jersey (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 9, 14 at 23:32

I don't get it....

I've been watering my seedling flats (veggies, annuals & perennials) about every 5 days or so, each flat on an as-needed basis. Basically I wait until the soil is pretty much dry all the way through in each plant in each flat before watering them (from underneath) for about an hour.

Yet today, after being away for 5 days I was surprised to see a single fungus gnat emerging from the growing mix as I was spacing out my nicely growing seedlings and culling some in the process.

1) Is it because my basement has no ventilation?

2) What is a quick way to get this under control ASAP...I have a party to host this weekend and there is no way these buggers are ruining my party. Last year when I grew my seedlings in my garage they congregated to the center of my kitchen ceiling for some reason. But that didn't happen until early May.

3) Is there a preventative measure I could have taken other than keeping the watering of my seedlings to a minimum (which I did)?

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RE: please help....I got my first fungus gnat and I don't why

  • Posted by digdirt 6b-7a North AR (My Page) on
    Thu, Apr 10, 14 at 14:00

See the other current discussion here. Id that doesn't answer all your questions the search will pull up many more discussions about them.


Here is a link that might be useful: Fungus gnats

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