I am starting a new series for 'Grower Tips.' Essentially, I will post a question on my Facebook wall and see what responses come up. These tips don't come from me; they come straight from Facebook fans, so take them for what they are.
The question posted this week was 'What is the best way to get rid of spider mites?' Here were the responses:
Shaun Paton --- "F.Y.I. ladybugs hunt down spider mites, also the ladybugs do not harm the plant in any way, much better than using pesticide."
Bryan Shanon Hercules Hart --- "Zero Tolerance by Ed Rosethal; it's all natural and smells great."
Ellis Worthington --- "Mark Heinrich swears by something called Mite-Rid."
Tammy Freire --- "Johnny we tried everything natural we could for a couple of years and finally had to go chemical with a product called Avid. It destroys the little sucker's nervous systems. It made my hubby have a neurological seizure after he applied it so if you use it mask up, shower and detox! It has been 6 months and no mites though! Hallelujah! They are the borg! We were only getting an 1/8 a plant when it was at its worse. Now back up to 2 oz. + per plant!"
Phil Cannabisni --- "In the past few days I read that someone puts a plant (forget which type) into the grow room and this plant is like caviar to spider mites so they are attracted to it, they then take the plant out every few days and replace it. Sorry I can't give more details."
Vinnie White --- "Neem oil and dish soap."
I would like to thank all of those that responded to the post, and to all of the readers that are dealing with spider mites right now, MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU! Feel free to post comments for any other tips and tricks dealing with spider mites!