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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. Here are a few recipes I’ve found to be effective and can be made at home by any frugal gardener. 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

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5 Secrets to a ‘No-work’ Garden It took over 20 years of gardening to realize that I didn’t have to work so hard to achieve a fruitful harvest. As the limitless energy of my youth gradually gave way to the physical realities of mid-life, the slow accretion of experience eventually led to an awareness that less work can result in greater crop yields. Inspired in part by Masanobu Fukuoka’s book, One Straw Revolution, my family experimented with gardening methods which could increase yields with less effort. Fukuoka spent over three decades perfecting his so-called “do-nothing” technique: commonsense, sustainable practices that all but eliminate the use of pesticides, fertilizer, tillage, and perhaps most significantly, wasteful effort.

Healthy News and Information Certain insects just won’t leave your plants alone with the limited organic pest sprays you can find these days. That just goes to show that when you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. Luckily this homemade pesticide will not harm your garden! It’s easy to make and super effective to get rid of pesky garden bugs. If you look forward to creating a glorious garden this Spring, this spray will aid you every step of the way! This recipe was adapted from Keeper of the Home by Jami from An Oregon Cottage.

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.

10 Killer DIY Garden Hacks Gardening is one of the most rewarding home hobbies you can do. It's fun, sustainable and you get healthy, tasty results. A lot of people like the idea of gardening but find excuses like it's too time consuming, it's too expensive, they don't have enough space, blah blah blah. There's no room for excuses when going green, all you need is a little initiative and a little ingenuity to overcome these so called excuses. Healthy News and Information How To Repel 28 Garden Pests With Herbs And Essential Oils This is a compiled list of bugs we may not want around, along with essential oils that will repel them, and herbs that you can companion plant into your garden to repel these insects. I personally tend to keep onions, garlic, calendula and basil in my garden beds to repel the most common buggies, with mints, yarrow and lavender close at hand. How to use the essential oils Using essential oils in the garden takes some discretion. Don’t just dump undiluted essential oils in your soil and expect good things to happen.

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. Vegetables High in Protein Although animal protein is a good source of protein, it is a storehouse of unhealthy saturated fat, high calories, and high cholesterol. So, a healthier alternative is plant protein, which packs all essential vitamins and minerals required for good health, and is low in fat as well. It cannot be denied that plant protein is not on a par with animal protein. However, by following a well-balanced diet, which comprises a variety of foods, meeting the daily protein requirement should not be a challenge. The following tells you about vegetables which are good sources of protein.

Healthy News and Information Neem Oil: The Wonder Spray of Organic Gardening Though you may not see it advertised much or stacked on pallets at the big box stores, there is a pesticide out there that is non-toxic to humans, rarely harms beneficial insects, and is very effective against a wide range of garden pests. Neem oil. Neem oil is extracted from seeds of the neem tree which grows in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. It has been used for over two thousand years as a medicinal plant. 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.

Howto: Fresh Vegetables Year Round without a Garden or Grocery Store Did you know that you can have a source of fresh vegetables that are available all year long without the need of a grocery store or garden? Read on to find out more… For those of you that may one day have to live exclusively off of your food storage, have you ever wondered what to do about the lack of fresh vegetables? Well if you’ve taken my advice and stored a year’s supply of grains and legumes, you already have an excellent source of fresh vegetables all year long – in your sprouted seeds! Seeds are nature’s miracles. Build a Homemade Mosquito Trap Mosquitoes are more than just annoying pests in your yard or garden. Mosquitoes carry many diseases including West Nile, encephalitis and malaria. There are many commercial products to rid your landscape of these dangerous insects. Most of these products are quite expensive, however.

Permaculture Design for Small Farms and Homesteads - Sustainable Farming Conventional agricultural ecosystems (i.e., farms) are inherently fragile: Their productivity can be sustained only if fossil fuel subsidies, in one form or another, are employed as inputs. Most farms entail, as well, other very serious environmental costs. Clearly, we need to create new food raising systems that will conserve soil, water, and nutrients ... minimize the use of fossil fuels, chemical fertilizers, and synthetic pesticides ... and lead to regionally self-reliant food systems.

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