After all the plants the wife has gotten in the past few months, a few have been designated “house plants”.
Since then, we have been plagued with gnats.
The wife found a solution, as the gnat eggs come from the potting soil we buy in huge bags.
1 part hydrogen peroxide
4 parts water
a few drops of dish soap
Mix and pour over dirt around house plants. Supposedly will kill the gnat larvae living in the soil.
We’ll see. Since she did this an hour ago, I haven’t seen one gnat.
Could it be true?
This morning I found the gnat maternity ward…lurking in the 3 one gallon ziploc bags of used coffee grounds.
I hauled them all out to the gardens and dumped ’em. I’ll have to be more prudent in how I keep the coffee grounds. It would probably help if I emptied them more frequently, than allow them to pile up on the kitchen counter.
The wife was, at one time, dumping them on her plants to keep the deer away. For reasons unknown to me, she stopped doing that.
The forecast here is for no precip for the next several days. It’s cloudy as hell, no doubt from the Sahara dust cloud.
After hauling thousand round cans of ammo the other day, my back is still telling me I done wrong. I have discontinued the Darvocet, and am just dealing with the sharp pains that occur if I move just wrong. It is much better though.
At this point, I have no plans to go to the store anytime soon.
I went through my inventory of meds, and decided I did not need any more Airborne, having several bottles of the chewable, and several tubes of the effervescent tabs. Lots of different types of NSAID pain relievers, assorted vitamins and supplements, yet have working carts at both Sam’s and Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart did have some isopropyl alcohol. Disinfectant wipes are nowhere to be found.
I was so relieved to hear SIL got a new fridge with We-Fi built in. She thought that was better ‘n sliced bread.
BIL holds several Microsoft certification, and is a network wizard.
What SIL knows about Wi-Fi one could shove it up a gnat’s ass, and it would be like a BB in a boxcar.
Her daughter was planning a trip to Port Aransas over the 4th weekend for beach fun and partying. Apparently, lack of common sense is indeed hereditary. I’ll not even go into SIL’s grandson…shudder. What a nightmare.
On second thought, maybe a few gnats aren’t so bad.