What's growing in my potting soil? And WHY?
Yesterday I pulled out a bag of Miracle Gro potting soil that I had opened last year, partially used, then put away. Inside the bag were clumps of sprouts -- they looked (and smelled) like bean sprouts. I can't imagine what they are, or how they got there.
Let me say, I'm really not much of a gardener. The only gardening I do is container gardening with pots on my deck. And I don't plant seeds; I buy plants at the nursery and plant them in larger containers that stay on my deck.
What's the likely story on these sprouts? Thanks!
I think kengk is right. I have learned to seal my potting soil bags with clothespins or suffer the consequences. The worst was a bunch of grubs that june bugs laid in there, they were big and I had to kill them all. Then there were the lovely magenta and green rolled-up little cigars that I gave to my entymologist friend to see what they were. They were either a wasp or a bee, rolled up in bouganvillas. It was such a pretty little package. :-) But you don't want to plant those grubs in a small pot with your plant and its roots.