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When you get new plants...

This is a discussion on When you get new plants... within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; I don't worry about bugs, and haven't had much problem. Occasionally an earwig will crawl ...

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    I don't worry about bugs, and haven't had much problem. Occasionally an earwig will crawl out of some new pot. Then the whole thing gets a soak in Neem oil. I have a bucket I keep around for soaking or fertilizing. It's easier and less wasteful than filling the sink with water. I measured out 1.5 gallons of water and marked the water line on the bucket with a Sharpie. That way, I can easily measure out the fertilizer or pesticide and just fill the bucket to the line. It's not rocket science, but it's handy.

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    Thanks again, Julie. You are right, it's a simple idea but I should imagine it makes life a little easier.

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    If you were worried about the little bugs that you found, are any of the british members able to recommend some bug-unfriendly products?

    I did google Neem oil, but I came to the conclusion that it might not be an approved product over here in England!?

    The ones I have found so far haven't bothered me or my plants yet, but just in case...

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    I'm almost certain I saw neem oil on sale just recently, I'll try to remember where.

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    It's also a medical remedy in Indian cultures. I don't think there are many dangers of using this bio-pesticide

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