Green Beans

Fruit Flies


Anonymous added on March 15, 2014 | Answered

Please help. I planted many different veggies from seeds, and I have fruit flies or something all in them. How do get rid of them without killing the plants? Also, I am growing green beans from seed and they seem to be dying. Not all are dead yet. The leaves are really dry. Thank you!


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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on March 15, 2014

It sounds like you have fungus gnats. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/children/fungus-gnats.htm Neem oil will help take care of these pests but will not hurt the plants. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/problems/pests/neem-oil-uses.htm The green beans may not be getting enough nutrients. Make sure the soil is moist and try giving them a bit of slow-release balanced fertilizer at half strength. Also, beans do best in soil that has been inoculated. This article will explain more on that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/beans/soil-inoculants.htm

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