Help! Im new to this, and im totally in over my head. Also I hate bugs, so yeah.
(1) I recently noticed tiny bugs ALL OVER my soil. They are very small, but I can see them. they are light brown. they never stop moving. There don't seem to be any bugs on any of my plants. I thought spider mites, but there are SO MANY and no webbing. My plants all seem to be fine, with the exception of my cucumbers (which took a hard hit in the sun and got a bit scorched, but the new leaves seem OK. These tiny bugs seem to leave the plants alone. new sprouts are popping up. Should I be concerned? What could they be?
(2) Flies. Flies everywhere. Not white flies, but small flies all over the soil but again, not on the plants. Could they be there eating the tiny bugs? or are they there waiting for my plants to grow stuff or feeding on the leaves.
The weirdest part:
I took out some soil AFTER i noticed the bugs and put it in a container with 2 small sprouts (for my kids to water so they don't kill everything else). There were bugs when I did it, and that container no longer has any bugs. The sprouts are still there, but no flies or tiny bugs.