There is never a dull moment on Piglet’s Plot. I’ve discovered yet another bug has taken up residence in my gourmet garden so I need some help from my gardening buddies please!
While emptying the soil from a pot I’d recently grown potatoes in I discovered tiny white insects running around in the soil. I’ve tried to identify them and think they may be soil termites or springtails. They are about 2/10th of an inch long and crawl very fast!
I cropped the photo and enlarged the image of the bug in question but the result is rather fuzzy!
On closer inspection today, I noticed they have a brownish head…tried to take more pictures, but no luck!
Has anyone, growing potatoes or indeed anything else in pots discovered these insects? I want to reuse the soil, but how do I get rid of them?
Update: I don’t know if it will work but I’ve submersed some of the soil containing the bugs in water. At the moment they are threading water, so not sure if they can swim or not!
They’ve drowned 😦