How to Prevent Disease and Pests in Your Indoor Garden
Updated: Apr 9
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 diseases. 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 color, usually a brown/orange color.
2. Use a seaweed fertilizer
Seaweed is one of the best fertilizers you can use because it is packed with antibacterial and antifungal components.
You could use seaweed as mulch or as a liquid fertilizer. 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 it's best to keep the area dry by keeping the windows open and allowing airflow.
5. Keep the area clean
This goes with the saying that the cleaner your area, the less inviting it becomes to pests and diseases.
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