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Home Remedies for the Garden « Central Coast Gardening

Home Remedies for the Garden « Central Coast Gardening
Whatever you’re paying for high-priced garden solutions, it is far too much! Many concoctions can be made with ingredients you have in your pantry. ROSE SPRAY-helps prevent diseases such as rust, blackspot, and powdery mildew. Mix together: 1-tablespoon baking soda1-teaspoon mild dishwashing detergent1-tablespoon vegetable oil1 dissolved aspirin Add: 1-gallon water Mix together and pour into a spray bottles. DEER REPELLENT-will keep deer from nibbling plants for up to two weeks. Blend and put through cheesecloth to remove lumps: 1 raw egg Add and mix: 1-tablespoon Tabasco sauce1-tablespoon fish emulsion Some have said to put this in the sun for a few days but I’ve found it to be stinky and very effective straight from the kitchen. MOLE REPELLENT-will send moles to another garden. Blend together: 1-tablespoon castor oil1-tablespoon dishwashing soap1-tablespoon water Mix with 2 gallons water and spray the ground where moles are uprooting your seedlings. Related:  Pest & Disease Control

7 Natural Uses For Baking Soda In The Garden Share Baking soda is a vital part of green cleaning and has so many uses in the house, but what about the garden. Here are 7 ways to use it in the garden. 1. Mix 4 teaspoons of baking soda and 1 gallon of water. 2. Powdery mildew is causing major problems with impatiens this year, but also can be a problem for other plants, like lilacs, cucumbers, squash and zinnias. Spray Recipe: 1 tablespoon of baking soda, 1 gallon of water, 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil, 1 tablespoon of dishwashing liquid Mix all the ingredients together and spray plants weekly. 3. Mix in 1 gallon of water, 4 teaspoons baking soda, 1 teaspoon biodegradable soap. 4. Pour or sweep baking soda in a thick layer into cracks on a sidewalk or patios. 5. Mix equals parts flour and baking soda and dust plants (cabbage, broccoli, kale) being eaten by cabbage worms. 6. Simply wet the crabgrass, pour a heavy dusting of baking soda on the weed. 7. Source: Plant Care Today

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Using Milk as a Natural, Homemade Pesticide - Organic Gardening Spraying your plants with milk won't drive bugs away from your garden, but the dairy product can be used to culture Bacillus thuriugiensis Berliner, a well-known bacterial pesticide sold under such brand names as Dipel, Thuricide and Biotrol. The agent is quite effective in controlling — among a number of insect problems — infestations of loopers, which are those pesky little worms (they're actually moth larvae) that attack broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and other members of the cole family. Once eaten, the bacteria paralyze the larvae's intestinal tracts and bring about their death in two to four days.Before you spray your garden with thuringiensis, though, be aware that this bacterial-warfare weapon is fatal to the caterpillars of all Lepidoptera (an order of insects that includes many lovely, and relatively harmless, moths and butterflies) . . . so please don't employ the remedy in cases where simply handpicking the loopers off your plants will do the job. Using Milk as a Pesticide

Use vinegar to kill weeds naturally and give Monsanto's Roundup the heave ho (NaturalNews) There's been lots written recently about the toxicity of Monsanto's poster child product Roundup, exposing how harmful it is for the earth and how poisonous it is on exposure for both animals and humans. However, what is not common knowledge to most organic gardeners and back yard enthusiasts is how they can manage weed control safely without the need for dangerous pesticides. Use vinegar to kill weeds naturally and safely, with no side effects to you, your pets, wildlife and mother earth. Vinegar is not choosy and cannot differentiate between broad-leaf weeds, narrow-leaf weeds, grass, flowers or vegetables. The best way to apply vinegar for weed control is with a spray bottle or pump sprayer. Spray or paint the vinegar on liberally to kill weeds naturally. Use vinegar to kill weeds before the weeds go to seed to prevent new weeds from growing. Sources for this article include: A Garden for the House: Got Weeds?

Havemand opdager mirakelmiddel mod dræbersnegle »Revolutionerende nyt - Hold dræbersneglene væk - så enkelt og billigt kan det gøres !!!!!« Begejstringen er til at tage og føle på på havesiden, hvor havemanden Kjeld Nielsen skriver om en ny metode til at holde dræbersneglene væk. Brug dødt mos, lyder det enkle råd. To sikre metoder Havesiden har gennem et par år forsøgt sig med flere forskellige metoder til at bekæmpe dræbersneglene eller at holde dem væk. »Den første metode går ud på, at du bruger Havebrugskalk, som du lægger hele vejen rundt om din grund i en bræmme på cirka 10 cm. Så derfor er mosmetoden den bedste. LÆS ARTIKELRyge: Sådan skåner du vinbjergsneglene Kjeld Nielsen opdagede ved et tilfælde, at dræbersneglene ikke ville ind i et bed, hvor han havde lagt noget dødt mos ud på jorden. Det blev så efterprøvet i et større bed, der ligger ud til en mark, hvor dræbersneglene altid kom fra om aftenen. »Vi gik i gang med at skaffe dødt mos. LÆS OGSÅRyge: Middel slår alle snegle ihjel

Extensive List of Organic Pest Control Remedies Start a Garden… why is the garden so important? It teaches us all in what we can do Now! Break free from the dependency from Big Agra, and take out the guest work of knowing that the food you grow will be safe to eat! An organic garden also helps restore and repopulate the bee colonies. In this video noted physicist & recipient of The Right Livelihood Award, Dr. List compiled by Australian Organic Gardening Posted on Wake Up World You can make your own organic bug spray from kitchen leftovers! Bury the onion bits around plants that are prone to aphids, spiders and other pests. CURE FOR WHITE/BLACK SPOT (mildew) Add *1 litre of FULL cream milk to an *8 litre watering can, watered on Roses or mildew attracting plants, will kill white/black spot Make the oil spray by blending two cups of vegetable oil with one cup of pure liquid soap, and mix it until it turns white. Dilute one tablespoon of the emulsion to one litre of water and spray all affected areas thoroughly. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Natural Insect Control for Gardens: Bug Wars & Flower Power Whether it is your first garden, or the latest in a string of many, nothing is more disconcerting than watching creepy crawlers turn your dreams of a verdant paradise into an all-you-can-eat salad bar. Natural insect control for gardens is an option, and this natural way of eliminating garden pests can happily coexist with a busy schedule and a lazy approach to gardening. Like many other gardeners, I started off by using synthetic fertilizers and harsh insecticides early on in my gardening journey. That all changed when I realized I wanted to see more bug diversity in my garden. So I stopped using sprays and chemicals to kill bad bugs that had the unintended consequence of wiping out beneficial bugs in the garden. Start a bug war. Soon after I stopped spraying for aphids, ladybugs starting arriving and taking care of these bugs for me. Similarly, lacewing bugs are killers of aphids, caterpillars, leafhoppers and whiteflies. Here’s a video I shot in my garden. Nasturtiums via Ramon Gonzalez

Calendula & Marigolds What Should I Do? by Phil Williams Monday, May 12, 2014, 12:46 PM I’ve never been much for flowers, but I have come to see the importance of incorporating many flowers into your permaculture design, not just for aesthetics but for practical function as well. It is very important that you get heirloom varieties of calendula and marigolds. Calendula Calendula can be a perennial in zones 8-11, but typically it is a hardy self-seeding annual. Calendula flowers are edible and the plant has been used for medicinal purposes as an anti-fungal and disinfectant. Calendula in herb garden Marigolds are more of a strict annual, so you will probably need to replant them from year to year. Marigolds Marigolds will grow in most soils, but they do need a sunny spot. Heirloom marigolds make an excellent companion for most plants because of the pest deterrent they offer. ~ Phil Williams Phil Williams is a permaculture consultant and designer and creator of the website

How to Control Squash Vine Borer What Should I Do? by Phil Williams Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 8:29 PM Squash vine borers are terrible pests of the cucurbit family of plants that include squash, zucchini, pumpkins, melons, and cucumbers. Squash Vine Borer Larvae The larvae of the squash vine borer, drill into the stem of a cucurbit plant, and eventually cause the rest of the plant beyond the base of the stem to die. Life Cycle The adult squash vine borer is actually a moth that emerges in the spring to deposit eggs on the plant. Squash Vine Borer Frass Control Measures 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. I personally don't do much at all for squash vine borers. Squash Vine Borer Damage Thanks to Mark Hoffman for the above great pictures. ~ Phil Williams Phil Williams is a permaculture consultant and designer and creator of the website

Top 10 “GOOD” Garden Insects & How To Lure Them To Your Garden Top 10 Insects That Are “GOOD” For Your Garden… And How To Lure Them 1. Aphid Midge The larvae of the Aphid Midge feed on over 60 different species of aphids. They inject their prey with toxic saliva. Lure them to your garden with pollinating plants. 2. 3. 6 Homemade herbicides: Kill the weeds without killing the Earth It's been said that weeds are just plants whose virtues have not yet been discovered, but if you're tired of waiting to find out what those virtues are, you might want to use one of these homemade herbicides instead of the chemical versions. Many common weeds can be either food, medicine, or unwanted visitors to the garden, depending on the varieties and how you view them. But if you've eaten all of them you can, and you still need to get rid of weeds in your yard, it's far better for you, your soil, and your local waterways to choose a more environmentally friendly herbicide than those commonly found in the home and garden center. Strong chemical herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides can end up polluting our drinking water, our groundwater, and surface water, so it's important to consider the longer term effects of using them, and to instead make the choice to use a gentler herbicide, which won't contribute to the larger issue of water contamination. Light 'em up with fire:

35 Pest and Disease Remedies | Fine Gardening POISON OAK AND IVYIf you come in contact with poison oak or poison ivy, use soap and hot water immediately to wash the affected area. (Don’t take a hot bath or shower because this can cause the poisonous plant oils to spread.) If you don’t have access to soap and water, put mud on the affected area and scrub vigorously. Repeat several times, using fresh mud. INSECT BITESIf you’re bitten or stung by an insect, press a crushed garlic clove or slice of onion directly on the insect bite. To ward off pesky insects, rub the fresh leaves of the following plants on your skin and hair before you work in the garden: sweet basil, pennyroyal, lemon balm, lemon thyme, orange mint, peppermint, spearmint, catmint, and Japanese mint.