Saturday, August 7, 2010

Tiny Whiteish Bugs in my Soil

I just about freaked out when I saw a TON... like 100's of tiny white looking bugs in my tomato plant soil. The only thing that put me to ease that it wasn't on any of the plants, just in the soil. I noticed them when I aggitated the soil and then it looked like the soil was moving! It reminded me of the scene from Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark when Indy and Sallah open the Well of Souls and the snakes were EVERYWHERE...
Here's some pics of the bugs:

I've put egg shells and also the leaves that I've plucked off the Tomato plant into the soil. The only reason they are on the rim of the pot is cause I stirred the heck out of the soil...
I'm hoping that they are Hypoaspis Miles
Ugh, as I'm looking up on google on what these guys might be, I've been getting goose-bumps like mad, and getting the occasional itchy feeling all over.... I don't mind bugs, only when they give me the whillies.

Caio and happy gardening,

Lindsey O.

1 comment:

  1. Seems that the little white bugs that invaded my soil was from the egg shells i put in there. I took the egg shells out, and then poured soapy water all over the plants and soil. Let it drain, and that seemed to do the trick. The bugs were there to help with the decomposing process. I realized that I egg shells would take way too long to break down and be beneficial, so that's the reason I took them out and substituted them with some healthy fertilizer.