A morning where I can get dirt under my fingernails is a good morning, and this was a good morning. I followed some online advice about getting rid of the gnats I mentioned in my previous post, and it seemed to have worked.
I mixed a tablespoon of neem oil, a tablespoon of non-toxic dish soap and a few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with 2 liters of water. I sprayed this mixture on the top of the dirt in all my plants.
I also left a small cup of apple cider vinegar near one of the plants because I read that the gnats don’t like vinegar.
As I didn’t see any little flying critters this morning, I decided to plant my sprouting clove of garlic and one of my potato pieces. I used an old enamel baby washtub to mix some water in with the very dry soil in my bag. Once planted, I sprayed the top layer of the pots with my vinegar mixture. I felt like my indoor gardening endeavor was successful.
Everything seemed to go very well… until I got home from work tonight.
The gnats are still there. Grrr.
Back to the drawing board. At least my bread turned out well!