Plant Pests & Diseases That the Best Grow Glasses Prevent

Plant Pests & Diseases That the Best Grow Glasses Prevent

Growing plants indoors is a challenge, since the right conditions need to be created in order to achieve the optimum crop. What makes it even more challenging is the fact that even if you do get the light, moisture, temperature, and everything else just right, you’re still not guaranteed top results. That’s because other factors—like plant pests and diseases—can derail your hard work. Not to worry though, the best grow glasses can help prevent these issues and help you get the best results.

It’s an on-going battle to keep problems like plant pests and diseases at bay, and one of the key parts of winning the war is knowing the enemy! To help you in this regard, we’ll look at some of the most common types of issues, as forewarned is forearmed.

Common Plant Pests

The best grow glasses will help you get a clear view of your plants, but to spot pests, you really need to know what you’re looking for.

  • Whiteflies - at roughly 1 millimeter in length, these critters have the appearance of tiny white moths. Despite their diminutive size, they can cause significant yellowing and white spots, as they love sucking the moisture from your plants.
  • Aphids - also sometimes referred to as ‘plant lice’, they can be gray, black, or green and typically gather around the stems of the plants they infest. Wherever they’re found, you’ll usually also see yellow patches, as they too suck the juice out of the leaves they feast on.
  • Thrips - another pest that the best grow glasses will help you spot early are thrips, which can cause black specks on your plant’s leaves. Thrips, like other pests already mentioned, also suck all the juice out of leaves, meaning you’re likely to find yellowing, and even browning in severe cases.
  • Spider Mites - perhaps one of THE most common plant critters out there, spider mites get their name from the fact that they are part of the arachnid family. They’re tiny, so they’re hard to see, but the webs they create are an obvious symptom of infestation.

  • Common Plant Diseases

    So, if that weren’t enough, with all these tiny monsters out there trying to devour your crop, you’ve also got to keep an eye out for the following plant diseases.

  • Root Rot - if you overwater your plants or the soil they’re growing in contains pathogens, root rot is the result. The symptoms are mushy roots and yellow wilting leaves.
  • Gray Mold - known also as ‘ghost spot’ and ‘ash mold’, gray mold shows up as fuzzy patches in its initial stages. If it’s not dealt with, browning occurs.
  • Mildew - both forms, powdery and downy, can both stunt growth or even kill your plants. The powder-type will look like talcum powder has been sprinkled over the leaves, while the downy variety affects the leaves’ underside.
  • Iron Deficiency - when plants are lacking iron, it also causes a chlorophyll deficiency, which manifests in bright yellow leaves. It’s easily treated, but if not, it has been known to lead to plant death.
  • Hopefully now you’re a little more familiar with the most common types of threats to plants, in terms of pests and disease. There are many more. The key to keeping on top of things is having the right eyewear.

    The Best Grow Glasses Give You the Clarity You Need

    When you have the best grow glasses—which are, in our expert opinion, offered exclusively by Method Seven—you get the visual clarity you need to spot issues early. This means that you have time to take the steps required to deal with the problem before it threatens the overall health of your plants.

    That’s what quality grow glasses offer: time. Time to rectify the early signs of pest and disease, and allow you more time to work on your plants without eye fatigue and damage. You could say they’re something of a ‘must-have’ product for anyone with serious aspirations of successful indoor growing, on any scale.

    Take a look at our Grow Overview page to see what kind of grow glasses are right for you. They provide complete protection whether using full spectrum LED, metal halide, blurple, or high-pressure sodium (HPS) lamps. We’ve even got the perfect protective eyewear for outdoor growers too!

    All that’s left to say is that we wish you the best of luck in your growing efforts.