Perfect for the environment conscious and thrifty gardener here are some simple recipes to assist making your patch pest-free. These are great combined with growing beneficial insect attracting plants, plus if you are lucky enough your own backyard chickens.
Most of the spray recipes are best if made and left to settle for a few days (at the very least overnight), making the concoction stronger and therefore more effective.
All of these recipes are easy to make, very cheap and most contain articles which exist in your pantry. Most importantly all are organic and not harmful to our planet.
2tbs soap flakes
1ltr warm water
Mix until dissolved into a clean spray bottle, shake well and spray onto plants.
2 cloves garlic
4 onions chopped
Add soapy water. Strain liquid. Add to 5 ltrs water and mix until dissolved. Pour a portion into a clean spray bottle, shake well and spray onto plants.
Mix 3 teaspoons of bi-carb soda into 1 ltr water & stir.
Add few drops of dishwashing liquid. Mix until dissolved into a clean spray bottle, shake well and spray onto affected areas.
1 clove crushed garlic
Cover with veggie oil. Stand for 2 days. Strain liquid. Add 2 drops dishwashing liquid. Add 1 ml of concentrate to 1 ltr water. Pour into a clean spray bottle, shake well and spray onto plants.
WEED KILL :
1 cup salt, into 1 ltr vinegar. Dissolve. Brush onto weeds but no other plants as they will die.
1 tsp Vegemite into water. Dissolve. Pour into a clean spray bottle, shake well and spray onto plants.
Dig a hole in your garden, and place a small bowl into the dirt so it’s flush with the surface. Pour beer into bowl. Snails are attracted to beer, so will slip into the bowls and drown.
Twist up a sheet of newspaper so it’s forms a stick shape. Place in the soil and hold down with an object like a tent peg or wire. Return next day and open newspaper up to reveal earwigs who love to hide in paper and squish them.
And if you don’t want to make them yourself, well guess what we’ve made one for you. It’s called Munash Renew. This lush little bottle of goodness is a perfect foliage spray but it also helps rid pests and disease! Want to know more get in touch with us, we’d love to help you.
Words by Hey Hoe Let’s Grow