Common good, where are you? (I hear that you're the best bet here.)
My buggy-ness has either been a reflection of, or has rubbed off on, my oregano and thyme plants. Have you ever had spider mites infest your indoor greenery? Well, it appears that the small and dry whitish spots on the leaves on both of my herb plants are indicators that spider mites have been munching on and subsisting off of my plants for some time now.
Do you want to know what is quite appalling about the size of spider mites? According to Wikipedia, many, if not most, are invisible to the naked eye. The one that I killed a few days ago was close to 3mm in size, orange-white legs and all.
I need to relax a bit -- go and read/get lost in a book -- because spider mites, along with aphids, are common houseplant pests.
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I am crossing my fingers that the extensive pruning job that I did on my oregano and thyme plants are not further detrimental to their health and growth. They are now skeletal, stubby and protruding things, resembling stout deciduous trees in wintertime; what a sight. It, embarrassingly enough, must be a trend -- yet, I do have some hope as my Thumbelina Leigh Lavender is sprouting some new buds this autumn. Optimism, contrary to personal belief, is a dear, dear friend of mine.