How To Avoid Trouble
Keeping your plants from illness
Keep in mind that every plant is different - and what works with one may not work with another. It's essential that you get to know your plants and pay attention to any signals of distress before a problem gets out of control.
Other strategies for avoiding pest and disease problems:
- Check plants carefully before you buy them to make sure they are healthy and pest-free.
- Only buy plants from people you trust, who know how to care for plants.
- Choose plants that are suited for your climate and environmental conditions.
- If you notice a problem with a plant keep it away from your other plants.
Don't get discouraged if your plant gets a pest or disease - it doesn't mean you have to get rid of it. Check out the other articles in this section for advice for identifying and solving your plant's problems.