There is nothing more beautiful than having plants in a garden, or growing fruits and vegetables in your garden without the intervention of aggressive pesticides and chemicals. Faced with this option, there are home remedies that control pests without resorting to toxic compounds.
Insects are the first enemies of the garden, a fact that forces the farmer to be in constant vigilance if he does not want to lose what he has harvested and see his plants die from diseases transmitted by small invaders.
In case you didn’t know, the most common silent attackers are slugs, snails, ants, moths, and ticks.
Likewise, home remedies can also include certain tricks, such as planting species near vegetable crops or feeding those insects that pollinate flowers.
Sprays are the best remedy to eliminate pesky white insects like ticks, cocci, aphids, and moths. These are the main causes of plant death.
- 1 tablespoon of liquid dish soap.
- 2.5 liters of water.
Mix ingredients and store in a spray dispenser. Apply weekly on your plants and after rains to keep pests at bay.
Garlic is one of the home remedies par excellence to take care of health, but it also serves to protect the vegetables you grow at home.
It has been found to keep leaf eaters at bay.
- 1 head of garlic, minced
- 1.25 liters of water
Mix the ingredients and let them sit for four hours. Proceed to strain with a coffee filter and place in a dispenser.
Water what you like in your garden twice a week.
Garlic and chili pepper spray
As the previous home remedy, it is used to control plant-eating pests.
- 1 head of garlic
- 8 chili peppers
- 1.25 liters of water
- 1/4 tablespoon of liquid dish soap
Cut the garlic and chili peppers with the water and let them rest overnight. Subsequently, strain through a coffee filter and pour into a garden spray bottle.
- Then add the soap and shake well.
- You can use it twice a week to control pests. Store in the fridge when not in use.
- In relation to its duration, the home remedy remains intact for 1 month.
Repellent herb home remedy
Herbs don’t just exist to relieve discomfort and provide nutrients. They are also useful for repelling destructive insects in the garden.
- 40 grams of chopped fresh San Marcos herb leaves
- 20 grams of chopped fresh rue
- 20 grams of chopped fresh chives
- 1.25 liters of boiling water
- 1/2 teaspoon of liquid dish soap
- After having the ingredients chopped, pour the boiling water over them and let cool.
- Proceed to strain and pour into a pump-type garden sprayer or conventional spray.
- Finally, add the soap to shake and water your plants.
Herbs of San Marcos to prevent worms
Cauliflower, broccoli, and other species of the brassica family are often attacked by worms that come from squash.
One option to combat this pest is St. Mark’s wort tea.
- 80 grams of fresh chopped San Marcos herb leaves
- 1.25 liters of hot water
- 1/2 teaspoon of liquid dish soap.
Pour the water over the herbs and let them cool and then add the liquid soap. Finally, store in a dispenser and water your plants both to prevent and eliminate pests.
Another way to take care of your garden besides the use of home remedies is through the cultivation of certain species.
First, let members of the brassica family flourish, that is, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and cabbage.
Also, don’t hesitate to plant dill near your brassicas, as it attracts parasitic wasps that fight squash worms.
Although insects are the number one attackers of crops, there are varieties that are rather beneficial. Therefore leave the water so that the animals stay hydrated and put pebbles so that they can rest.