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  • Tiny insect in soil of cuttings

    Hey all, I know it’s not the best quality but, anyone can identify these tiny insects? There in the soil of my rooted cuttings. They even jump as you can see in the video. I was thinking spring tails? If so would they be dangerous?

    https://youtube.com/shorts/RMpwUT7RwWk?feature=share

    http://youtube.com/shorts/RMpwUT7RwWk?feature=share
    Zone 7a Westchester County, NY
    Wish List:Boysenberry Blush, De La Roca. Vincenzo, The One, Calderona de miner, Verdolino, Blanche De Deu’s Saisons

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    Spring tails but the soil is too wet for cuttings. Too much organic “stuffs” will rot out your cuttings
    David
    Los Angeles CA zone 10B
    Wish list: Cosme Manyo

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    • #3
      I noticed this tiny bugs on my porch this week , I hate them
      https://youtube.com/channel/UC5h21iFO5_6U1a3xBGI09RA

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      • #4
        Originally posted by 599gh888 View Post
        Spring tails but the soil is too wet for cuttings. Too much organic “stuffs” will rot out your cuttings
        Is this true?

        Some folks start cuttings in compost pile. I started some of the cuttings in my garden bed full of organic matter. Do not have problems...
        Princeton, New Jersey, 6B
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Red_Sun View Post

          Is this true?

          Some folks start cuttings in compost pile. I started some of the cuttings in my garden bed full of organic matter. Do not have problems...
          It’s true if you are rooting in a container. In the ground, the earth acts as a wick and pulls away excess moisture (unless your soil is sticky, dense clay). In a pot, yes, excess moisture will quickly create anaerobic conditions that lead to rot and fungal infections. From looking at the clip it seems the cutting is in a container, that level of moisture would be far higher than my own personal comfort level for rooting cuttings or even growing a mature tree in.
          Eric - Seattle / Sunset Zone 5 - W/L: Granato - Now offering fig-pops, my rooting mix, and gritty potting mix! https://www.figbid.com/Listing/Brows...er=pacnorwreck

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          • #6
            the cutting is fine actually, i was concerned if the spring tails could eat healthy roots and kill the cutting?
            Zone 7a Westchester County, NY
            Wish List:Boysenberry Blush, De La Roca. Vincenzo, The One, Calderona de miner, Verdolino, Blanche De Deu’s Saisons

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            • #7
              Originally posted by PacNorWreck View Post

              It’s true if you are rooting in a container. In the ground, the earth acts as a wick and pulls away excess moisture (unless your soil is sticky, dense clay). In a pot, yes, excess moisture will quickly create anaerobic conditions that lead to rot and fungal infections. From looking at the clip it seems the cutting is in a container, that level of moisture would be far higher than my own personal comfort level for rooting cuttings or even growing a mature tree in.
              I asked if it is true that "Too much organic “stuffs” will rot out your cuttings". And you responded that "In the ground, the earth acts as a wick and pulls away excess moisture"

              Does the soil make the organic matter inactive on fig cuttings? If controlled, organic potting mix does not bring extra moisture.

              Princeton, New Jersey, 6B
              flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/red-sun/albums
              http://growingfruit.org/ for all fruits

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              • PacNorWreck
                PacNorWreck commented
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                Yes, in a container, too much organic matter will rot your cutting. It is harder to do, but not impossible, if you are sticking cuttings into a raised bed or your garden.

            • #8
              Originally posted by Pdiscool View Post
              the cutting is fine actually, i was concerned if the spring tails could eat healthy roots and kill the cutting?
              I dont believe they eat healthy roots, only dead or rotting plants.
              USDA zone 4b. Ontario
              Wish list: RDB, Improved Celeste, Florea

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