I noticed some unfamiliar bugs on 2 of my plants. One plant is a "mystery plant" that my kids brought home from a school project, and the other is a cherry tomato plant. The mystery plant is about a month old, and at my kids' request, I'm slowly bringing it back to life (it broke on the way home, and is only just now starting to show the beginings of new buds forming - they brought it home on the 1st). The cherry tomato plant was planted (from seed) on the 1st, and is now about an inch tall. Just now, during my evening watering and inspection, I noticed those 2 plants have a bunch of super tiny white bugs on the soil. The only reason I know they're bugs is because if you look closely, they move. All my plants are indoors, 24/7. The other plants (I have lots) do not have these bugs ... yet.
What are these little things? Will they spread? Will they hurt my plants? How do I get rid of them (preferably without chemicals)?
I can try to get a picture in the morning, but they are honestly so tiny I'm not sure my camera will be able to get detailed enough to show them.
on Apr. 10, 2012 at 12:47 AM