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Using Milk as a Natural, Homemade Pesticide - Organic Gardening

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 Related:  Garden IIPest & Disease Control

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

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. Killing weeds naturally with vinegar allows you to target exactly what weeds to eradicate, and it's cheap and easy to use. 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.

82 Sustainable Gardening Tips - Organic Gardening Most gardeners have sustainability on their minds. After all, growing your own food is a huge step toward leading a sustainable lifestyle. Organic, chemical-free methods are inherently more sustainable — for human health, wildlife, the soil and the water supply — than non-organic techniques. To find out what’s going on in sustainable gardens across the United States and Canada, we surveyed the thousands of members of MOTHER’s Garden Advisory Group. Reusing and Recycling Materials in the Garden 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Saving Water and Conserving Energy 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. Zero-Waste Gardening 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. Integrating Livestock in Your Gardening 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. (For more on the many ways animals can help in your garden and other areas of your property, see Homestead Helpers: Sheep, Cattle, Pigs and Poultry. — MOTHER) Sustainable Gardening Tools, Supplies and Amendments 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. Sustainable Seeds 45. 46. 47.

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

Step by Step – Make your own Permaculture No Dig raised bed | FOOD from the SKY Step by Step – Make your own Permaculture No Dig raised bed Posted by azulvaleriethome on December 12, 2012 · 19 Comments Raised Bed Workshop- Step by Step Using raised beds can be a great way to grow crops in small spaces. In soil-less environments such as the FFTS roof top, raised beds are essential. and without access to the microorganisms and nutrients found in the top soil that the beds usually sit on, we have to work hard to create a biologically rich and active environment that will support healthy plant growth. To illustrate the building and layering process of “lasagne” raised beds, below are some photos of a workshop held at FFTS on a very wet November Saturday where we constructed two large beds measuring roughly 120 x 500 cm each. STEP1 – The sides of the beds are fixed together using lengths of scrap wood and joined at the corner with stakes – all fixed with screws of course! The raised beds were built on a base of pallets – a material that can be found all over London.

Experimentet Dagens Arena Kan en femhundring i handen ha samma effekt som mediciner? En svensk forskare bestämde sig för att ta reda på det. Det här är berättelsen om psykologen som utkämpar sin sista strid. Och om Harry och Karina som tack vare sedeln får glänta på dörren till ett bättre liv. Läs Lars Berges reportage från kommande numret av Magasinet Arena. Harry stannar vid en plåtdörr på husets gavel och fiskar efter nycklarna i fickan på sina prassliga joggingbyxor. Det kan vara en middag på restaurang. Det tyckte åtminstone JB Educations vd Anders Hultin och lade upp en bild på en uppkorkad Tignanello på Facebook. Njut! Harry skakar på huvudet. Harry har inget Facebookkonto. Han har en Nokia 8210 med kontantkort. För drygt tio år sedan brakade Harry rakt in i väggen och förlorade allt. Därför jobbade han hårt, mycket hårt. En rykande kopp kaffe hjälpte honom att vakna nästa dag. Harrys kropp hade slutat lyda honom. Men tyvärr, allt var på riktigt och Harry spelade huvudrollen. ”Sedan fick jag välja.

Homemade Bug Spray for Gardens - Homemade Bug Spray Since Spring finally decided to stop being on vacation and show up this year many are finally being able to plant those beautiful and yummy gardens! The only problem is that with this beautiful weather also comes another visitor-little buggies. These of course can be the most annoying and destructive aspect of planting a garden. If you're a first time gardener-they may push you over the edge a bit! Trying to figure out what to spray on your garden to get rid of these pests can also be such a pain. Many, if not most, pesticides on the market today are filled with such harmful chemicals-it would completely defeat the purpose of planting your own garden! I hope to have a bigger garden someday soon, but because of our HOA we are not allowed to have very much. After doing a bit of research (well, quite a bit of research actually) I found what I think is the best all-natural bug spray for your garden. Homemade Bug Spray For Gardens What You Need: Directions: Toss in container with oil.

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. V. 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.