All Natural Garden Pesticide for Aphids and Fungal Infections
There are many homemade natural garden pesticides available online. This is one that I came up with after trying several different recipes, each vitalizing separate components of this mixture. Everything in this recipe is completely safe and non-toxic. Household pesticides have been linked to leukemia and lymphoma in children, why take the risk with your foods?
How and When to Spray:
As a deterrent you only need to spray your plants 1-2x a week. If you discover any aphids or fungal disease on your plants spray every day to every other day for 1-2 treatments after desired results are reached, then go back to preventative spraying.
The best time to spray your plants is in the evening hours, right after the sun goes down. Be sure to check the bottom of each leaf for bugs, remove any bugs you find and pay special attention to spraying these plants.
Garden Pesticide Repellent Spray Recipe
16oz water- dilutant
8 drops Theives Oil (Young Living)*- aphid and powdery mildew repellent
1tbsp baking soda- protects against fungal diseases
1tbsp castile soap- moth repellent and kills all bugs by dehydration
I also recommend planting geraniums in your garden around tomatoe, cucumber and or zucchini plants. You can also plant these flowers as well as marigolds and dahlias. Certain plants contain properties that either invite beneficial insects or repel harmful insects. For a complete list of flowers and herbs to plant in conjunction with your vegetables you can read this article. Pest Control Plants.
If you have a problem with slugs in your garden you can spray your soil with a mixture of:
1Tbsp castile soap
12 drops Pine OR patchouli Oil
If you have a problem with animal pests, such as rabbits or dear you can either plant garlic as a permiter plant or make a spray of:
1Tbsp castile soap
15 drops of garlic oil (or make a paste out of crushed garlic and add 2Tbsp to mixture in place of oil)
If you do not have access to Theives oil you can make your own, just be sure you are using therapeutic grade oils and not cheap oils that can be found at your local health food store.
*Thieves Oil Recipe
200 drops of Clove Oil (Syzgium aromaticum).
175 drops of Lemon Oil (Citrus Limon).
100 drops of Cinnamon Bark (Cinnamomum verum).
75 drops of Eucalyptus Oil (Eucalyptus radiata).
50 drops of Rosemary Oil (Rosmarinus officinalis).
If you do use commercial pesticides on your plants, or purchase conventionally grown produce (or even organic) you can use this rinse to clean your produce:
Fill a sink or bowl with equal parts water and vinegar and add some lemon juice (I squeeze one wedge, and drop the whole thing in)
Soak your produce for 5-10 mins, no need to rinse off. This mixture will not only help break through the wax barrier to rinse off some residual pesticides but it will also kill any external bacteria.
In short, there is no reason to grow your own food and then spray chemical pesticides on it. It totally defeats the purpose. Use your own natural and safe repellents and pesticides. I hope you enjoyed this article and remember to live cre8tively, every day!