Beneficial Insects for your Medical Marijuana GardenGrow Tips
Beneficial insects for your marijuana garden is one of the hallmarks of a successful outdoor grow.
If you are truly interested in using as little pesticide/insecticide as possible you will need to come up with alternative methods that will reduce the possibility of insects infecting and doing damage to your plant. One of the most obvious and frequently used insects for pest control in a garden is lady bugs. Lady bugs eat a fair amount of pests, but far more pests are killed by lady bug larva so it is important that you have an area which will not only allow the lady bugs to thrive but a place for them to hide and produce lady bug larva.
The second most valuable insect for battling garden pests is, in my opinion, the praying mantis. Only young praying mantis insects are likely to attack and eat the spider mites, but the praying mantis will help keep down any and all other possible pests that may become an issue. Plus they look really cool.
I have hear of growers using beneficial insects within their indoor gardens with a mixed variety of success. I personally think that indoors it is best to treat plants and the area you grow in whit preventative treatments. Maintaining a clean grow area will go a long way to controlling most garden pests, those that still find their way in should be treated as organically as possible… especially if you plan on someone consuming your crop