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Whether it is mosquitoes, gnats, or bees, getting bitten or stung by insects is no fun. As spring rolls on and summer approaches, the bugs are already starting to come out in full force. You can use various herbs that you may already have growing in your own garden to repel the insects that would love to attack you or to treat those nasty bites and stings.
In Our Own Homes: Natural Ant Control Submitted by Liora Leah
To keep ants out of a house or a garden: sprinkle ground cinnamon around base of house. (I get the bulk cheap stuff works great no ants in 7 yrs!) You can also sprinkle it on ant beds, to kill the ants (or they will travel to your neighbors yards).
Frustrated by the progress of your plants? Here are some possible causes and the TLC required to save them Here are some symptoms, causes and remedies for common seed-starting problems.
Safe and effective ways to deter and eliminate pests in your garden. A garden seethes with life—after all it is a food source. Organic garden pest control is a safe and easy way to control those critters that think your food is their food! As with all things in nature, there is a balance.
If you have a pocket handkerchief garden, or are a novice vegetable grower, why not try gardening in a 4ft x 4ft square? This is all the space you need to start a square foot garden, explains Colin Shaw who is adapting this high input technique to organic growing, with trial plots at Ryton and in his own garden. How much can you grow in a bed measuring 4ftx4ft (1.2mx1.2m)? You may be surprised by the results claimed for the 'Square Foot' gardening technique imported from the US.
Got ticks? Got obnoxious bugs and garden pests? Tired of insects destroying your flower beds and leaves and gardens? Just maybe guineas are for you.
Vinegar Uses In Garden 1. Clay Pot Cleaning : Vinegar will remove the white salt buildup on old clay pots.
Homemade Fertilizers Fish emulsion and seaweed extract are the best store-bought natural fertilizers. You should follow the directions on the labels or make your own fertilizers:
Is their a plant that repels all bugs? Question: Is there a plant that repels all bugs? Lynne from London, KY