A BIG surprise in the ginger.......


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One of my ginger plants started dying back, so I dug the root up and it was full of holes and........TERMITES. I can HONESTLY say, "I NEVER saw that coming".
 
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Oh, dear! What a terrible setback. See if you can google getting rid of termites organically. Hopefully, your ginger can be saved.
 
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Lost the ginger (in a container). Organically annihilated the termites......boiling water X 2......
 
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Was the container made of wood by chance? I wonder if they would have attacked in a fiber, or clay pot container or plastic?
 
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Was the container made of wood by chance? I wonder if they would have attacked in a fiber, or clay pot container or plastic?
The pots are clay. I think that, most likely, the bag potting "soil" (and I us that word VERY LOOSELY) was the REAL factor since it was .0000001% soil and 99.9999999% ground up wood chips.
 
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O lordy, nothing like a special gift from the garden center...well, i guess gardeners are used to starting over and trying again, but that was a pretty nasty gift. I have become accustomed to asking the people i am purchasing soil from to open the bag so i can see if the contents are going to work for me. i even stick my hand in the bag to check out texture. Since i've been doing this i haven't been gifted with a bag full of monster red ants.
 
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