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Does Isolating Plants and Castile Soap Actually Work? , Ep 4 - Bloom & Grow Radio

 

 

 

There is so much confusion on the internet and so many different contrasting practices around how to treat fungus gnats and what to do with a plant when you bring it home. Some people insist on isolating plants for two weeks, some people dismiss that practice. Some people say to sprinkle cinnamon on the soil surface to combat fungus gnats, some say completely swap new soil. One of our Society members, Barbara, asked about whether or not castile soap works and if we really need to isolate our plants – and our Horticulturist in Residence, Leslie Halleck, enlightens us about how these insecticidal soaps actually work to eradicate pests. So in this ep, I gift you this small nugget of knowledge to give you some answers to this common question! 

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In this episode we learn:

  • [01:49] What it’s like to have a horticulturist in residence!
  • [02:15] The plantiest and kindest corner of the internet for YOU
  • [03:43] What is castile soap made of?
  • [04:26] How does castile soap work on pests?
  • [04:45] The most effective way to get rid of fungus gnats
  • [05:44] Does isolating plants work? How do you quarantine plants?
  • [07:20] How to check plants for pests
  • [08:42] How to join the Bloom & Grow Garden Party and Garden Society

 

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