Watering Plants
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I have plants in my balcony. The leaves grow and the bottom leaves dry after becoming yellowish. Then the whole plant dies. The gr

Zone 600053 | ats.saravanan added on October 2, 2018 | Answered

owth stops at second week. The leaves are getting holes also. I could see some small black colour flies coming out of soil diring watering. Guide me to resolve the issue. I have plants in my balcony. The leaves grow and the bottom leaves dry after becoming yellowish. Then the whole plant dies. The growth stops at second week. The leaves are getting holes also. I could see some small black colour flies coming out of soil diring watering. Guide me to resolve the issue.

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drtreelove
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Answered on October 2, 2018

From your description I suspect "fungus gnats".
Here is an excellent article with several suggestions for control. You can determine what methods suit your situation and what materials are available in your area.

https://www.smallfootprintfamily.com/how-to-control-fungus-gnats-organically

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