How to Deal with Aphids

For all the work that goes into successfully growing cannabis, one of the worst and most discouraging experiences for a grower is to catch site of an unwanted insect, or see the signs that an insect infestation is currently in place. This goes for all gardens and plants when it really comes down to it.  One of the most commonly found insects in any cannabis garden is aphids. These tiny, pear-shaped insects come in many different colors: green, red, black or white. They can be 1 to 10 millimeters long, but typically are on the smaller end of the spectrum when it comes to growing cannabis. Green is the most common color of aphid in most cannabis gardens.   Aphids love to live on the underside of leaves. They thrive by sucking sap from all parts of a cannabis plant including the leaves, branches and stems. As if this isn’t bad enough, they leave
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