Plant Protection Supplies play an integral part in any hydroponic garden. It’s bound to happen eventually - Spider mites, bugs, mold, plant diseases, etc. - They seem to happen to all growers at some point or another, although there are preventative measures that you can take.
Before you have a problem with plant disease or bugs, we recommend taking a few preventative measures that will hopefully keep the problems at bay.
Never visit your garden after coming in contact with outdoor plants or another garden. This applies to visitors that you bring into your garden as well.
Keep all pets out of your garden, especially if they frequently go outdoors. Your pets may love lounging around the garden, but they are a magnet for bugs. Bringing them in your grow room is asking for trouble.
Sterilize all equipment before using it in your garden. Clean your garden thoroughly between grows, especially if you had a pest problem.
Cover ventilation intake and exhaust ports with filters to keep bugs and pests out.
Common plant problems include spider mites, yellow of leaves, and plant diseases such as Tobacco Mosaic Virus or TMV. Remember, if you have a problem with your garden then do not panic! The worst thing you can do is start throwing random chemicals at your plants in hope of solving the problem.
If you have a problem then we recommend contacting someone who can help. You can give us a call and we would be happy to help you troubleshoot your garden woes, or you can join an online hydroponic community. Online communities are a wonderful way to get help with your problems. You can post pictures of your plant, along with other information that may help other community members figure out the problem. You simply can’t beat the first hand advice from experienced growers.
One of the most common problems are spider mites. Spider mites cause symptoms such as discoloration (usually bronzing), flecking, and scorching of leaves. Spider mites have become a bigger problem over the years as pesticides kill off their natural predators.
A spider mite problem can be remedied with a product like “No Spider Mites.” No Spider Mites is a product that you apply directly to your plant. It works by suffocating the spider mites; It is fast and effective, plus it kills their eggs.
Many growers try to prevent bug problems by releasing lady bugs or other predatory insects into their garden. Lady bugs love spider mites and they can definitely help prevent them. Lady bugs are cheap, usually around $10.00 for 1500 at your local agriculture supply store.
We also carry a wide range of fungicide and insect control products and preventatives. No matter what kind of protection you need for your garden, we have what you need.