May We Have a Bit of Dirt?

The other day we found out that we are proud tillers of a bit of land!  Flatbush CommUNITY Garden, a community garden founded by Sustainable Flatbush, informed us the other day that we’re up for a small plot (we’ve been on the waiting list for about a year).  We’re very excited to get our hands dirty outdoors and perhaps grow some food as our lettuces and strawberries have succumbed to weird little flies (major bummer).  Anyone have any ideas why this happens with indoor plants?  Could not having them outside affect them?


5 Comments on “May We Have a Bit of Dirt?”

  1. Jeff D says:

    did you try spraying them with cayenne or something similar?

    Usually for me the plants were infested when I bought them and the bugs really showed up when they started growing.

  2. julie says:

    They are fungus gnats, most likely. Placing the plants outside will really help. They won’t cause much damage themselves but they spread disease and are a nuisance. Vegetable and fruit plants, for the most part don’t tolerate indoor living. Congrats on your plot! Once you plant those babies, they will be just fine. They cannot withstand wind of any kind. Also, water less, they really like moist conditions.

  3. Daisy Mae says:

    Congrats on the plot! Even though I’m in the suburbs with an acre of land, I bought a plot in our community garden – since I don’t want to till up our grass!

  4. Megan says:

    Next time, for the little buggies, spray your plants with a mixture of very little soap and water, be sure to get the underside of leaves when the eggs are!

    Love your blog!! We are currently trying to live on $20 a week. Any tips?

  5. eric says:

    That’s so awesome!!! How big is your plot?

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