Plant With Container Garden
By preventing pests from attacking your plants, you can keep your container garden pest-free. This can be accomplished by monitoring your plants on a daily basis, ensuring that they are clean and healthy, intercropping plants, and removing pests as soon as they appear. The advantage of growing plants in pots is that pests are less of an issue. However, it remains a concern that we must be aware of. Let’s take a look.
Keep Your Plants Strong
Plants, like humans, have an immune system that defends them against pests and diseases. You want to keep your plants strong and healthy so that they can fight off any pests or diseases that come their way. Your plants are subject to such issues if they are stressed from overwatering or underwatering. You should also check on them every few weeks to make sure they’re getting the necessary nutrition. To feed your plants, you’ll need a nice organic fertilizer. In the container, make sure your plants have enough room to develop. If the plants outgrow the container, they will become root-bound, which means that the roots will completely cover the pot.
Encourage Beneficial Insects In The Container Garden
In the garden, beneficial insects are your best friends. They’ll consume any pests that try to get into your container garden. Ladybugs, lacewings, and parasitic wasps are examples of such insects. Don’t panic if you see insects on your container plants and try to kill them. You must first determine whether or not the insects are beneficial. If they’re friendly, simply leave them on your plants to do their job and guard them. Native plants can help attract beneficial insects to your container garden. And flowering plants have a scent that attracts such insects. Bees can also be considered useful. They don’t eat bugs in the garden, but they do assist pollinate your container plants.
Check Your Plant Everyday From Pests
Growing plants in pots have the disadvantage of necessitating frequent watering. Because the plant’s roots are unable to stretch out in search of nutrients and moisture, this occurs. So, every day, go out into your container garden and check to see whether any of the container soils want watering. This has the advantage of allowing you to inspect the plant as well. Check the health of your plants on a daily basis. Look for symptoms of pests and diseases on the leaves, stems, and foliage. You might even remove some plants from their containers to inspect the roots for symptoms of root rot or insufficient room.
Use Floating Row Cover To Keep Pests Away
Placing a barrier is one of the simplest ways to keep numerous pests out of your containers. One such option is to utilize a floating row cover. This is a high-quality cloth made of plastic or polyester. It is still permeable to air, water, and light, but it is impenetrable to insects. It can keep aphids, caterpillars, and beetles from getting to your container plants. Make sure the row cover isn’t too tight around the plant and that there’s plenty of room. Fix the container’s or ground’s bottom to prevent insects from crawling underneath. When your plants reach the flowering stage, remove the row cover to allow pollinators access to the flowers.
Don’t Splash Often To The Plant Leaves
When the leaves is damp, fungal infections have an easier time getting to your container plants. When watering your plants, be careful not to splash the water on the foliage. Morning is the optimum time to water your plants. This ensures that the plants receive the necessary moisture from the soil before the extra water is evaporated by the sun. Avoid splashing water on the foliage if you’re watering the container garden in the evening. If you detect any excess water on your plants, simply wipe it away.
There’s a lot more you can do to keep pests away from your plants. If you have some problems with your container garden, share us in the comment below!