How to Prevent Disease and Pests in Your Indoor Garden

Updated: Jun 24

One of the great things about growing indoors is that it's easier for you to control the conditions. You don't have to worry about weeds, but you'll have to take some measures to prevent disease or pests.

1. Get rid of dead or dying plants

Any weak plants that you may have is a target for unwanted pests or disease. It’s best to snip them off as soon as possible. Weaker plants are unable to protect themselves.

Sometimes you might see that the leaves that don’t get enough light are the first to fall to disease.

Try to get them enough light by adding grow lights or snip them off when they begin to change colour, usually a brown/orange colour.

2. Use a seaweed fertiliser

Seaweed is amongst one of the best fertilisers you can use because it is packed with antibacterial and antifungal components.

You could use seaweed as mulch or as a liquid fertiliser. As well as a disease fighter, seaweed has tons of trace elements and it also helps soil hold more moisture.

3. Use a good potting mix

If you're using store-bought potting mix then you can be sure it has already been disinfected. You can also use coconut coir as a base and that will have been disinfected too.

If you’re using used soil or one from the yard, be careful as it could have eggs or pests already in it.

4. Keep the area dry

Moist areas are a hotbed for pests or disease so its best to keep the area dry by keeping the windows open and allowing airflow.

5. Keep the area clean

This goes without saying the cleaner your area is the less inviting it becomes to pests and disease.

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