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Stopping Spider Mites

One of the most destructive pests for indoor gardens is the spider mite. Although there are many different varieties of mites, the most common one that affects indoor gardens is two spotted spider mite. Spider mites feed on the contents of plant cells and use a sharp proboscis to pierce the plants and drink the cellular fluid. Spider mites inflict very serious damage to plants and can weaken the plants defenses and cause it to become more susceptible to disease and further damage.

Is my water good enough?

Water quality can be important for the health of your plants. Depending on where your water comes from, it likely contains many natural salts that are found in regular tap water. These salts give water their taste, and can also affect how much room there is left in the water for fertilizers. There are many ways to measure these salts, and in my opinion the easiest and most universal is electroconductivity. Electroconductivity, or E.C. is the ability of water to conduct electricity.

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