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green pesticides for your garden

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Recipe by
Stormy Stewart
Mio, MI

Springs almost here it is a great time to plan your bug strategies. Here are some alll natural ones

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method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For green pesticides for your garden


How To Make green pesticides for your garden

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    Rhubarb Leaf Pesticide Spray 1 cup rhubarb leaves 6 1/2 cups water 1/4 cup liquid dish detergent or soap flakes Cover rhubarb leaves with water and bring to a boil. Boil for 20 minutes then remove from heat and cool. Strain then add 1/4 cup liquid dish detergent. Spray on plants. Good for aphids, june beetles, spider mites, thrips. Rhubarb leaves are poisonous, take care when preparing and handling. Do not use on food bearing plants.
  • 2
    Garlic Tea Spray Make your own garlic spray by boiling a pint of water, throw in roughly chopped garlic cloves and steep until the water cools. Remove garlic bits then spray on plants (from Quick Tips For Plants & Garden).
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    Slug Bait Trap Set out beer in shallow containers to attract slugs, they’ll drown in it.
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    Tomato Leaves Spray Crush leaves from a tomato plant and soak in water for a couple days. Strain then spray. Good for grasshopper and white fly control. Tomato leaves are poisonous, take care when preparing and handling. Do not use on food bearing plants.
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    Basil Tea Spray 4 cups water 1 cup fresh basil (or 2 TBS dried) 1 tsp liquid dish detergent Bring water to a boil then add basil. Remove from heat, cover and steep until cool. Strain. Mix in the liquid detergent then spray on plants. Good for aphids.
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    Salt Spray 2 TBS salt 1.5 gallons warm water Mix salt and water to dissolve, allow to cool to room temperature. Use for spider mites, caterpillars, cabbage worms and chewing insects.
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    Garlic, Peppers & Onion Insecticide 2 hot peppers 1 large onion 1 whole bulb of garlic 1/4 cup water Toss in the food processor and add water, blend until a mash is made. Cover mash with 1 gallon hot (not boiling) water and let stand 24 hours. Strain. Spray on roses, azaleas, vegetables to kill bug infestations. Bury mash in ground where bugs are heaviest. Good for thrips, aphids, grasshoppers, chewing and sucking insects.