Moving a Bell Pepper Plant with Spider Mites
I have a bell pepper plant on my glass enclosed porch that I have been waiting to put out. This evening I noticed tiny red fuzzy looking things on it. I didn't think at the time they were insects, so I just washed all the leaves off by hand. An hour later I went back and they were back again! This time I watched the things really close and noticed that they were moving. So I looked them up in a image search and discovered they were spider mites. There was also a "spider web" across the pot. So this time, I added a few drops of Baby Shampoo to some water and washed the leaves again. Now here is my question. Tomorrow morning I am going to put the bell pepper plant outside in a 50 gallon drum barrel so what do I need to do to make sure that I don't transfer these spider mites outside and into the barrel I am putting the plant in. Want to get rid of the spider mites but don't want to do anything to the plant that is going to put it into any more shock than it will be from the transplanting as it is.