help! anyone have any good remedies for these indoor gardening problems? i have let stuff dry out as much as i dare, but i can't beat the darn things. it's embarassing to have bugs flying around my house guests' heads!
Repotting is probably not an option for me right now (snow on the ground!), although it is definitely sage advice. I love the idea of insectivorous plants. I am in the process of converting my kitchen's south exposure to a winter conservatory, and maybe I will add a sundew or a flytrap. Wood heat, though, so I am concerned about the humidity. Her's what's working so far -
1. Let the plants dry out almost completely, so that I had to run water all the way through a couple of time to rehydrate the soil.
2. While the soil was drying, put out light-colored dishes with yellow paper and mineral oil in them as sticky traps.
3. During next spring's repotting, I will try to use a less peat-y mix. The commercially available stuff all seems way too peat-y anyway, so I prefer to make my own. I have read that peat is a factor; I assume because it holds moisture so the fungus can form. Since my plants all summer outside or on a screen porch, they attract buggies that I then spend the winter eradicating!