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Old 03-31-2012, 10:30 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Well thanks to you all I had a great first gardening season last fall growing lettuce, radishes tomatoes and carrots!

This year, using the same raised beds I have some spinach from last year plus a few herbs. I have small black flying things all over then now. They look like tiny flies.

I gave up on the spinach from at yr and yanked it today. Tiny black flying thing plus white yuckies on the under leaves. So I pulled it all and dumped it. What are those? What do I do with my soil now?

Still a newbie at this. Daughter (7) has leukemia so I wanted to plant fresh veggies. I can't uses chemical herbicides due to her chemo.

I am afraid to start lettuce again in the same soil. We are in Albuquerque, new Mexico, zone 7a/b.

Any help.?
Pests stink!

Thx.
Jenn
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Old 04-01-2012, 04:40 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Well thanks to you all I had a great first gardening season last fall growing lettuce, radishes tomatoes and carrots!

This year, using the same raised beds I have some spinach from last year plus a few herbs. I have small black flying things all over then now. They look like tiny flies.

I gave up on the spinach from at yr and yanked it today. Tiny black flying thing plus white yuckies on the under leaves. So I pulled it all and dumped it. What are those? What do I do with my soil now?

Still a newbie at this. Daughter (7) has leukemia so I wanted to plant fresh veggies. I can't uses chemical herbicides due to her chemo.

I am afraid to start lettuce again in the same soil. We are in Albuquerque, new Mexico, zone 7a/b.

Any help.?
Pests stink!

Thx.
Jenn
Jenn, good luck to your daughter.
I can't tell you about the little pests, but I do think you can try the leettuce anyway, do it now cause you only have a little bit of time for growing before it gets to hot. The best gardens I ever had were in the Albuquerque area, we lived just east of the river from Belen. Of course we had an auto sprinkler system as well, so I think that helped us. good luck.

Nita
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