First time grower, using soil. Everything was great until about the third week of flower. I didn’t recognize that I had aphids which quickly grew into an infestation. Having no other choice, I used insecticidal soap and sprayed the plants.
My question concerns future grows. After this harvest, I will decontaminate and try again. I would like to know what experienced, indoor, soil growers do for pest control. I was thinking pest control wouldn’t be necessary with a tent in my basement. I learned the hard way, I was wrong. I had hoped to not have to use pesticides during flower, but it seems that pesticides are just as necessary as water and nutrients. Any advice is appreciated.