Greenhouses
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Bugs in Greenhouse?

Zone Grandy, NC - 27939 - zone 8 | tyjolliffe added on October 16, 2016 | Answered

This summer I put up a small greenhouse (6x8) on my back deck. The purpose is to continue growing tomatoes, cukes, etc., as well as growing some cool vegetables. I have a question. Whenever I enter the greenhouse, I start itching on my legs and arms. I don’t see any bugs other than a few flies. I go out and the itching will last for about 30 minutes. Any ideas? Ty Jolliffe Grandy, NC

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    Downtoearthdigs
    Certified GKH Gardening Expert
    Answered on October 18, 2016

    Many people can suffer from allergies to plants and have contact dermatitis from plants.
    Here are a couple of articles that have more information.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/tomato-plant-allergies.htm
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/lifestyle/skin-irritant-plants.htm

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