Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Gah! Spider mites! Toplef10Gah! Spider mites! 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

Gah! Spider mites! I22gcj10Gah! Spider mites! 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]

Join the forum, it's quick and easy

Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Gah! Spider mites! Toplef10Gah! Spider mites! 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

Gah! Spider mites! I22gcj10Gah! Spider mites! 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Square Foot Gardening Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» N&C Midwest January & February 2024
by OhioGardener Today at 2:46 pm

» Famous Gardening Quotes
by OhioGardener Today at 11:24 am

» Compost bins: Open vs. closed
by OhioGardener Today at 7:06 am

» Calling all juice bar waste composters...
by KiwiSFGnewbie Yesterday at 11:26 pm

» Hello From the Kern River Valley from Kernville, Ca
by whitecapps Yesterday at 10:15 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by Yardslave Yesterday at 11:54 am

» Mark's first SFG
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:36 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:26 am

» Sealing Barrels Flowers Struggling-Need Ideas
by middlemamma 2/24/2024, 6:24 pm

» Prefab compost question
by DMann 2/24/2024, 12:37 pm

» Starbucks for coffee grounds!
by OhioGardener 2/24/2024, 7:44 am

» Kiwi's SFG Adventure
by sanderson 2/23/2024, 5:39 pm

» Hello from Surrey
by sanderson 2/23/2024, 12:29 am

» Kitty Control
by sanderson 2/22/2024, 10:49 pm

» Western Mount/High Plains: Seed Planting Dates
by Turan 2/22/2024, 4:07 pm

» Jjean59 first SFG - 2024
by Scorpio Rising 2/22/2024, 11:00 am

» Winter Lag - Waiting for Sprimg
by sanderson 2/21/2024, 4:36 pm

» TDs 2024 SFG
by Turan 2/21/2024, 12:09 am

» Hello! From GA! Newbie
by sanderson 2/20/2024, 9:53 pm

» Sweet Potato Slips - Buy or Grow?
by sanderson 2/20/2024, 1:27 pm

» Seeds 'n Such Free Shipping
by sanderson 2/20/2024, 1:09 pm

» Ohio Gardener's Greenhouse
by OhioGardener 2/19/2024, 5:46 pm

» Hi from Central Oregon
by donnainzone5 2/18/2024, 5:50 pm

» Mealybugs?
by OhioGardener 2/17/2024, 11:02 am

» Holy snow Batman!
by OhioGardener 2/17/2024, 10:59 am

» Second Life for Determinate Tomatoes?
by OhioGardener 2/16/2024, 7:35 am

» Recommended store bought compost - Photos of composts
by sanderson 2/9/2024, 10:52 pm

» Now is The Time To Take Seed Inventory
by sanderson 2/5/2024, 5:34 pm

» Homemade Seed Starting Mix
by sanderson 2/4/2024, 4:05 pm

» Stop warping in pine planks
by sanderson 2/4/2024, 3:56 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Gah! Spider mites!

3 posters

Go down

Gah! Spider mites! Empty Gah! Spider mites!

Post  El 8/9/2010, 12:04 pm

I found spider mite webbing on my huge and lovely potted thyme plant this morning. I am so pissed off about this.

I immediately gave the plant a shower - just put it in the tub and sprayed it off - and after it dried somewhat I dosed it with a good spraying of Neem oil/soap solution. Any other indoor-friendly tips? I really don't want to lose my plant to these little bastards.

Happily, the thyme at least already lives at some distance from the other plants, but I sprayed everything else with Neem just to be safe.
El
El

Posts : 43
Join date : 2010-07-25
Location : New York, NY - zone 6b

Back to top Go down

Gah! Spider mites! Empty Re: Gah! Spider mites!

Post  Megan 8/9/2010, 6:57 pm

Ewww! I hope that works out for you!

You know, you might want to think about a preventative quarantine system for plants that you buy. I have local friends here who have had problems specific to big-box plants as opposed to what they start from seed. You never know what is going to "come along for the ride" in a big-box container.
Megan
Megan

Female Posts : 3350
Join date : 2010-04-27
Age : 56
Location : Manassas, VA - Zone 7a

http://novasquarefootgardener.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Gah! Spider mites! Empty Re: Gah! Spider mites!

Post  El 8/9/2010, 7:10 pm

Yeah, I'm pretty careful about quarantining. All my plants (the ones that weren't started from seed) have come from the farmer's market, and get quarantined for two weeks before they join the rest of the family - since the market is outside, you never know who's hitching a ride. I avoid big box stores for plants; I'd rather give my money to the local farmers Gah! Spider mites! Herz

But I've had the thyme for about 5 weeks, and this was the first sign of any kind of infestation. Spider mites are probably teeny enough to fit through our window screens, or maybe they even came in on our clothes.
El
El

Posts : 43
Join date : 2010-07-25
Location : New York, NY - zone 6b

Back to top Go down

Gah! Spider mites! Empty Re: Gah! Spider mites!

Post  Megan 8/9/2010, 7:13 pm

Should've guessed, I know how thorough you are! Smile Maybe you should branch out into venus fly traps?
Megan
Megan

Female Posts : 3350
Join date : 2010-04-27
Age : 56
Location : Manassas, VA - Zone 7a

http://novasquarefootgardener.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Gah! Spider mites! Empty Re: Gah! Spider mites!

Post  BetsyC 5/8/2012, 7:29 pm

Does anyone have a great method for getting rid of red spider mites? They are already attacking my tomato and (especially) pepper transplants. I believe they're red mites- they are tiny, and midget sized webs are on the plants. The underside of the pepper leaves are bronzing and I have small holes in the leaves. I try to water them away and twice a day I go out and knock the little buggers off but I need a real solution! Thank you.
BetsyC
BetsyC

Female Posts : 87
Join date : 2012-05-06
Age : 68
Location : VA- 7A

Back to top Go down

Gah! Spider mites! Empty Re: Gah! Spider mites!

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum