I love to use organic remedies for the garden. Often times, they are a great way to get rid of pests without sacrificing the life of your plants. Most gardeners even have the ingredients for these organic remedies readily available! Keep reading to see how I use organic remedies in my garden.
Use any of these organic remedies to combat a variety of pests while keeping your plants safe.
Mix together 1 tablespoon of liquid soap to every gallon of water. Use an an insecticide.
Another effective insecticide, this mixture gets rid of ants, aphids, and spidermites. Press a full garlic clove into two cups of water and let ferment for a few days. Add this mixture to another gallon of water.
Baking Soda Spray
Treat any form of powdery fungus with 3 tablespoons of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of dishwashing liquid. Mix well and apply to affected areas.
Another treatment option for powdery fungus, mix 1 quart of milk to every quart of water. Once again, spray directly on all of the plant leaves affected.
Garlic & Pepper Spray
Say goodbye to cabbage worms, hornworms, aphids, and flea beetles with this magic spray. Combine 6 tablespoons of garlic, 1 tablespoon dried hot pepper, 1 minced onion, 1 tsp of liquid soap to every gallon of water.
Get rid of ants anywhere in your garden with 1/4 cup of sugar and a 1/4 cup of borax. The borax basically dehydrates the bugs from the inside out.
Snails and Slugs
Get rid of snails and slugs in your garden with a small saucer full of beer. They like the smell, but they can’t swim.
Get rid of Earworms in corn stalks by adding a drop of mineral oil to the top of the corn. This should be done throughout the grow season.