I'm having a terrible time with leaf miners on my container plants. There are some in my in ground garden but the container infestation is unbelievable. I know they drop to the soil to reproduce but Ive used different potting soil in all the containers and it's getting to the point that I can't keep up with them. Last year I didn't have a problem with them until much later in the year.
I know that they drop to the soil to reproduce but they fly in too. They are on my tomato plants, cukes, and bush beans. Sometimes the leaves turn white overnight. Anyway I'm going to be gone for a week and don't know what to do to protect my plants. Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
Havent had any problem on my peppers. Last year they got my market plants REALLY BAD. They got in the chard, artichoke, Cardoon, all sorts of greens. I kept picking leaves off and by the time the plants were gone so were the miners. But it was so time consuming. But it stayed hot later then usual last year. By the time the plants left they had recovered and looked really good. I cant figure out why these container plants are hit so hard. Its mostly the upper leaves so Im assuming they are flying in but at this point they have to be in the soil too.