Non-Chemical Garden Solutions:
1 ounce per gallon of water for roses
1/2 ounce per gallon for cucumbers, eggplants, strawberries.
Dawn dish soap – use
10 oz in an Ortho garden hose-end sprayer, set the dial at 1 TBS.
The dish soap breaks the friction in the soil, destroys insect eggs and stimulates hair root growth.
This will make 20 gallons and cover 5,000 sq ft of lawn, garden and shrubs. Apply every two weeks
CAUTION : Do not use more soap than the recipe calls for or you risk killing your plants!
Fertilize with Epsom Salts
Gardeners apply it to tomatoes, peppers, and roses, hoping to produce
more flowers, greener plants, and higher yields.
Epsom salts is hydrated magnesium sulfate
1 Tbsp to a gallon of water once every two weeks.
Epsom Salt Spray 2 ounces of salt 2 gallons water.
Benefits: Helps with Black Spot, Mildew, Wilt and Rust
1 tablespoon liquid soap
1 quart water
Combine ingredients in a bucket, mix, then transfer to a spray
bottle as needed.
Strong smelling roots and spices such as garlic, onions,
horseradish, ginger, rhubarb leaves, cayenne and other hot
peppers, are all known to repel insects.
A handful of roots and spices
Enough boiling water to cover
Soap Spray (recipe above)
Add the roots and spices to the bottom of a mason jar. Cover
with the boiling water, screw on the top, and let set overnight.
Strain, and add to the Soap Spray. Note that this will rot,
so use it all up or freeze leftovers for another time.
Use 2 to 4 heads
garlic remove outer shell and mash, cover with boiling water, screw on the top,
and let set overnight. Deer and rabbits hate the smell of garlic. chopped up garlic around roses prevents aphids.
Blood meal is a natural fertilizer, it won’t burn your plants and will deter chipmunks and cats from your garden.
10 Unusual Uses for
Garlic: Treatment for Acne, As Mosquito Repellent, Protection for Your Pets, Garden
Antibiotic, Fish Bait, Glue, Cough Syrup, Aphrodisiac. Link
Mole control:•Stink them out of
house and home with Pest Prevention Potion: 1 cup of ammonia,
1/2 cup of dish soap, 1/2 cup of castor oil, and 1/2 cup of urine mix in bucket and pour into a 20 gallon
hose-end sprayer. Saturate the runs, and water in well.
Ants: 1: 1/4 cup Boric acid mixed with 1/4 cup of sugar sprinkle in areas where you see them, reapply if it rains.
2: 1. BAKING SODA AND POWDERED SUGAR
Mix together an equal amount of powdered sugar (also called icing sugar) and baking soda (formally called sodium bicarbonate). Place small amounts against the walls or in other areas where you would not normally walk but where you would normally see the ants. The ants will be attracted to the sugar and will eat some of it and collect more to take home to feed others, so all of them will get their share.
Powdered sugar is essential , larger grained sugar will not work. This is because the sugar and baking soda powders are similar in size and, once mixed together, the ants cannot separate the two items, so, as they eat the sugar, they will also ingest the baking soda, which they would otherwise avoid.
Once the ants eat the baking soda it will react with the formic acid in their stomachs and cause gas. The bodies of ants are unlike humans and they cannot eliminate gas so it will build up inside and expand.
Natural Homemade Pesticides:
Cooperative Extension System Offices for any county Identify plants by leaf structure
Disease Identification Key by Affected Plant Part How to be a gardener
The good and bad about weeds Common Tree Diseases Internet Gardening Sites
How to Grow Herbs | Medicinal and Culinary Herb Growing Gardening in Michigan
Mix-Hydroponics-Nutrients, How to Mix the Nutrient Solution
Hydroponic lesson plan Better home and garden plant-dictionary
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