Growing Hydroponic Plants Indoors
The hydroponic displays at select Public Seed Libraries by Garden Pool are a stunning addition to a wonderful program, but they do require a little maintenance to keep looking great. Indoor growing has its upside, controlled environment, but it does not have beneficial insects, such as lady bugs, to keep pests at bay. It is up to us to keep the plants looking good, so here is what you need to know:
What is in the hydroponic reservoir?
Water, All-Natural Hydroponic Solution to give the plant nutrients, and Cedar Oil to control fungus gnats. This all natural mixture, in combination with the grow lights, give everything the plants need to grow and thrive.
Pest Care Regimen
Water – Mist plant with water daily. This helps keep pests from visiting the plants. It is also a good time to look for early signs of infestations.
Neem Oil – Preventative control for: aphids, spider mites, whiteflies, fungus
When you first notice a pest, use an organic pesticide. Only use one type of organic pesticide at a time during the treatment process. You must choose which to use based on the particular pests:
Insecticidal Soap – Use against: aphids, mealybugs, whiteflies
Use soap once every 7 days until infestation is gone. Spray entire plant.
Spinosad – Use against: spider mites, caterpillars, whiteflies
Use Spinosad once every 7 days until infestation is gone. Spray entire plant.