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hapigrdnr 12-19-2009 11:59 AM

Hot/Green House Pests
We built a greenhouse with pvc& heavy plastic. We cut little windows for ventilation and also have a fan going 24/7, I am wanting it to be organic but it is now infested with bugs all over all our veggies:(does anyone know what went wrong and how to help?:huh::)
Hapigrdnr (not so much right now)

tpolk 12-19-2009 01:32 PM


user1007 12-19-2009 02:19 PM

Did you plant from seed or stock the greenhouse from purchased plants? Did you use new sterile potting soil? Something may have snuck in on the plants. Non sterile soil could have had eggs in it. It sounds like your bugs might be the larvae form of something. Hard to tell without seeing them. Whatever they are, you can probably get rid of them organically if you have the patience.

downunder 12-23-2009 06:12 PM

Unfortunately, such is the life of a greenhouse. Pests there are like having everyone closed up in one room and someone with the flu. I'm guessing whiteflies or aphids, but could be something else. Describe them for us please. Kudos for the organics, but you may have to get things under control the hard way for the time being.

PS- Also, where are you and what are your crops?

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