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    ok so we grew some houseplants from seeds and they got infested with bugs after we transplanted. We bought a houseplant last night and it had out grown its container so we transplanted it again. Once again their's bugs. could it be the soil. Oh and when we put the first plant outside the bugs dissapeared is their any thing to do to get rid of the bugs and keep them gone

    yeah I've never really tried to keep plants alive oh and the plant invaded with bugs is named Snape
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    You could always spray the plants with a diluted pesticide. Find one that doesn't have too many health warnings or says that it is safe to use on house plants.

    Other than that, I'd say it might be the soil. If you bought soil it shouldn't be infested with pests. If you got it from outside it might be wiser to go out and buy some miracle grow.

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    no the soil was store bought but it's my room mate's soil but it's organic
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    Use the following

    50% Dr. Bronners natural soap
    50% water

    Mix in a bottle and spray on your plants.

    This solution is slightly basic, and will cause the insects, whatever they are to shrivel and die due to their body's pH getting all fucked up by the soap/water mixture.

    It's worked great on all my indoor botanical experiments, and is all natural.

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    Also, have you considered buying a shitload of ladybugs and releasing them on your plants? That is what is done in the Butterfly House at Callaway Gardens to protect the purity of their environment...

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    Also next time you're transplanting.... shake out all the soil from its root system. Replace with heat sterilized potting soil. Also if the plant can tolerate some sun... give it at least a couple hours a day of sunlight. Plants are less prone to bugs and disease that way.
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    we keep the plants on a windowsill, and we've figured the bugs are coming from a dead plant our other room mate was suppose to throw out a month ago, but never did. So we put that plant outside on the balcony.
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    yea soap + water keep the bugs away

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halla74 View Post
    Use the following

    50% Dr. Bronners natural soap
    50% water

    Mix in a bottle and spray on your plants.


    I usually add some drops of oil, too.

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