Propagation: How do i bring in a pot without bugs

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by Ilman, Dec 27, 2023.

  1. Ilman

    Ilman New Member

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    hi, i hope everyone is doing well.

    i am starting some coneflower plants, and i need to bring them inside. i have to go on a vacation in about 5 hours and i cant use fresh soil. i filled some pots with dirt, i put in some of my seeds, and then here comes the problem; i want to bring the pot inside, but im afraid that there are bugs that might infest my house. so what can i do about that? i have no insecticidal soap and i cant use any fresh dirt, because i cant really get any at this moment.
     
  2. Pieter

    Pieter Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Little late now I suppose, seeing as you're now apparently on vacation. Sorry to appear to be harsh, but your first mistake is indoor use of 'dirt' which I presume is garden soil.
    If you want to seed out anything for sprouting indoors to get a head start on the season use a soilless seed-starter mix and if you have no immediate access to it hold off until you do. I know when we're seeing spring flowering bulbs starting to pop-up we're itching to get seeds started but hold off until you can do it properly and look after them... Hope you enjoyed your vacation!
     
  3. Ilman

    Ilman New Member

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    thank you for your advice! you are very right, and my urges got a hold of me. and you do not appear harsh at all! only very helpful. it did not sprout anyways, and got absolutely carpeted in mold. i had to throw it away when i got back. my next paycheck is maybe next week, so i'll buy some seed starter mix then. i hope you have a great day!
     

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