I have 3 heirloom plants in a cedar planter which are getting very big and after a wet, cold spring are finally beginning to fruit!!! [Edited due o first response -- I live in New York City]
HOWEVER- Today, as I was looking at the plants I noticed alot of tiny red spiders crawling all over my planter box. I have not noticed them on the plants yet, and I trimmed any leaves which were touching the ground, but I am not sure if they pose a threat to my plants. I am also growing some Basil and Rosemary in the same planter - not sure if the spiders are from one of those, instead...
SO FAR - I have NOT used any pesticides on my plants. I am not neccesarilly looking to go all organic, so if these spiders pose a problem, I will use the most effective method to eliminate them.
ALSO - any recommendations on preventitive pesticides??