As summer comes, the garden is attacked by all sorts of insects or animals that can damage the plants. Here are some bio solutions to get rid of them and to prevent and control the pests in your garden. Even if the first impulse is to use chemical solutions for a quicker result, there are also some organic methods that work equally well.
• Insect trap: flies or wasps are not very beneficial for plants and vegetables in the garden. To capture them, you can make a trap with a narrow-necked plastic bottle. All you have to do is fill the bottle with a sweet solution that attracts insects, so they can no longer get out of the sticky glass walls.
• Organic insecticides: For insects that invade vegetables and fruits in the yard, a solution that does not fill them with chemicals is preferable. The most well-known variant is diatomaceous earth, most commonly used in a blend with flower soil.
• Animal Protection: To keep away pests bigger than insects, you should surround planted areas with a barbed wire fence. Equally well you can choose an advanced fence technology.
Thus, before the chemicals were invented, the gardeners observed more and more carefully how nature manifests and they used the benefits it provided to maintain garden health. It’s time to go back and remember the teas and lashes that our grandmothers used in the garden to avoid plant disease and pest invasions.
That being said, let’s take a few useful tips that we can use for our plant health.
Hot pepper – insecticide against aphids
The way of usage:
Mix 10 g of pepper powder, 5 l of water, filter and give it directly to plants once a week. Ingredients for hot pepper water: 1 soap, 8 fresh hot peppers, 1 l of water, 1 spray bottle. The soap is poured on the chopper, the hot pepper is finely chopped. A handful of soap delivered on the chopper, the 8 freshly chopped peppers and 1 liter of water mix well. It is sprayed on plants as a good insecticide, it is also indicated for plants that attract rabbits and squirrels.
For aphid, spiders – mix two tablespoons of hot pepper dried and crushed with a few drops of liquid soap in 0.25 l of water. Leave the mixture overnight, then shake it and pour it into a spray bottle. Also, shake the bottle from time to time as you spread the contents over the plants.
Aloe Vera – fungicides
Way of ussage:
Against bacterial infections, the seeds can be treated with aloe juice: 1 leaf of aloe from a plant for at least three years, it is kept in the dark and cold (refrigerator) for 6-7 days after it chases, or is given through the chopping machine, and then, the squeezed juice is diluted with water in equal parts. It’s good to keep in the refrigerator.
Chives – fungicide
Way of ussage:
Chives tea – over a good link of chopped chives, pour boiling water and let stand until it cools. Spray with this solution 2-3 times a week. It prevents infestation with various mushrooms in pumpkins, cucumbers, melons.
Sodium bicarbonate – general fungicide
Way of ussage:
Dilute a teaspoon of bicarbonate to one liter of water, adding perhaps 10 drops of essential oil of the tea tree. It can also be used for cleaning the greenhouse before winter.
Sodium bicarbonate solution is made with 4 liters of water, 1 tablespoon of sodium bicarbonate and 2 tablespoons of kitchen oil. Stir and add a half of the soap lint. This solution is sprayed on the soil, once a week if necessary. It is applied as a general preventive fungicide against various fungi that attack tomatoes and other vegetables.
Wood ash – fertilizer, insecticide
It is rich in potassium and phosphorus – two elements that help to grow flowers and fruits. It works as an antidote against snails and insect pests if it is sprinkled at the roots of plants.
It protects the cabbage from white butterfly attack and it drives snails away. The infusion of the mixture is made for half an hour, with 150 grams of slightly crushed Breckland thyme, in 5 liters of boiling water. Cool, squeeze and spray on the plants.
Thyme – protects the cabbage from the brown skin of the leaves, the withering
The thyme protects the cabbage from insect attack and gives it an indescribable aroma. No herbal sprays cast out the vermin pests better.
Citrus peels – against aphids, roach beetles, gnats, ants, etc.
Citrus peel tea is made like this: Pour 2 cups of boiling water over the citrus fruit peel and leave to stand for 24 hours. Add a few drops of liquid soap. Spray with the resulting liquid. It is applied against aphids, roach bugs, gnats, ants, etc.