Fruit flies ruining my fenugreek!
I'm new here so apologies if this is a tired topic. :-/
I'm an urban apartment dweller. I decided to start growing some herbs on my windowsill this year. I have a southeast view that gets lots of sun.
I have two rectangular planters, each split into half, one contains lemon basil and chives, the other contains coriander and fenugreek.
Basil is growing like a weed. Chives are... growing. :-)
My problem is with my fenugreek, however. It sprouted nicely and grew slowly, however I haven't seen much progress for about a week now, even though it's only about 2 inches high at the most. Furthermore, it is literally teeming with fruit flies (or something similar) who appear to be munching on the leaves, no doubt attracted to the sweetness. The fenugreek is kind of wilty and not doing so great now. Coriander is growing slowly but also seems kind of stunted.
I used potting soil to plant the chives and basil, potting MIX to plant the coriander and fenugreek.
Anyway, long story short, is there some kind of safe method I can use to get rid of the fruit flies on my growing fenugreek? I don't want to use pesticides on my herbs.