Trouble In Parasites
January 23, 2009 6:43 PM Subscribe
Two specific questions about growing my own...
posted by mattdidthat to Home & Garden (4 answers total)
1. While watering yesterday, I saw several tiny white bugs. They don't seem to be interested in the plant; they seem to prefer crawling around in the bark/soil. What are they, and should I be concerned?
2. I found several dead twigs/branches trimmed from one of the outdoor trees, and I'd like to use these for stakes to support the stalks & blooms. These twigs/dead branches have been lying on the ground for two or three weeks. Can they carry or transmit diseases or parasites to my orchids? Should I sterilize them before I stick them into the orchid pot? If so, how does one sterilize a dead branch/twig?