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bugs on my new plants

Posted by lila_newgardener 8 (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 19, 07 at 3:54

I have started some dahlias, glads, and tricyrtis inside 2 weeks ago and the last few days I have been noticing some tiny lil bugs on them. They have only been outside for brief periods (on the walkway in front of my house on sunny days) a couple times, so how the heck do they have bugs already?! And what should I do?
And for those of you in western washington, do you think it is safe to put my lil dahlia plants in the ground yet? When is usually the best time to transfer them?

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RE: bugs on my new plants

Don't put your dahlias in the ground until the ground temp is 60*. If you plant too early the tubers will just sit there until the ground warms up- or else they'll rot.
Lots of little bugs around to latch onto anything they can- if you don't have very many pots just give them a light spray with the house & garden Raid that's made with Natural Pyrethrin- it's extracted from Mums & works pretty well.

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