The subject of how to effectively manage pests in organic gardens may become increasingly relevant as natural and organic gardening gains in popularity.
To begin, you will need to identify the garden pests that are already present in your yard. You may be startled to learn that something you think of as a nuisance can really be keeping other, more harmful pests at bay. There are several insects that are common in gardens that are not only harmless but really helpful to particular kinds of plants. Keep in mind, too, that some plants make certain kinds of pests more likely to appear. Before dousing your garden with chemicals, try safe insect control options first.
In your garden, you may achieve a natural equilibrium without resorting to the use of any artificial means, such as the use of chemicals. There are, however, techniques of controlling plant pests that may be manufactured from natural ingredients or even made by hand, and they have the potential to be effective. There are certain aromas, like marigold, garlic, fish, or tobacco, that are effective at warding off pests that are biological in nature. Some plants emit gases and volatile oils that act as a natural pesticide by warning insects to keep away. This makes some plants effective at warding off pests.
The usage of natural soaps that are derived from vegetables may be used in the production of a spray that will cause insects to adhere to the plants. The majority of plants are able to endure natural soaps as long as the spray that is applied to them is done so on a day that is not too hot and sunny. If this does not occur, the leaves of the plant may suffer damage.
The preparation of a mixture that is more generally known as garlic fire spray is a natural pest control method that is quite efficient. In addition to the components that are stated below, you are going to need a blender, a coffee filter, and a spray bottle.
Garlic Fire Spray for Insects
- 2 cloves of garlic, medium in size
- 7 or 8 chile peppers of any sort with a medium level of heat
- 1 teaspoon of oil, either vegetable or canola, or butter
- 1/2 spoonful of liquid detergent
- 7 divided glasses of water in total
Simply put the first four ingredients, along with three cups of the water, into a blender and mix until smooth. After a thorough blending, pour the mixture into the spray bottle using a coffee filter. When pouring, you may want to try using a plastic filter fashioned like a cone. After that, pour in the remaining portion of the water. You may preserve any leftovers by putting them in jars with tight-fitting lids and putting them in a cool, dark place away from sources of direct sunlight.
Inexperienced gardeners often are unaware that there are also certain planting strategies that may be employed to attract helpful insects to the garden while simultaneously warding off harmful ones. For instance, planting chives and garlic in a rose bed will deter Japanese beetles and aphids from feeding on the roses. Not only do nasturtiums have the ability to discourage cucumber beetles, but they also create an atmosphere that spiders and other helpful insects find appealing.
If you want to safeguard and maintain the health of your garden, you should look into natural methods of pest management. If you make your own solutions, you can even end up saving money.