mom. Organic Gardening. October 06th , 2017.
It’s best to use Organic Insecticide for your vegetable garden to deal with pests thrive in it. Nowadays, you can choose a wide range of options of Organic Insecticide available in any supply stores. However, it’s important you buy the right product to control those menacing pests.
In organic gardening, you don’t need to exterminate all of the insects, only insects you really need to kill. That’s why you don’t want to use the commercial chemical insecticides as they would kill every insects in your garden. Not every insect is bad for your plants, for example those cute ladybugs prey on aphid pests.
So, avoid insecticides at all cost and apply other methods to control pests in your garden.
To handle soil-based pests in your garden, the best pest-controlling method is by rotating your plants. This means the plant that the pests usually feed on isn’t in the same place for the following years. Insects are dumb creatures that can easily be confused, particularly if they live in that very soil. This method often is more than enough to stop them to become established and numerous.
But, if you’re garden have reached the stage where prevention method couldn’t handle the problem, consider to use Organic Insecticide. Use it only on the particular pest you’re having trouble with. By doing that, you wont kill off insects that give benefits to your plants and the natural food chain as a whole.
Many pests can be repelled by garlic, so many gardeners plant garlic around the other crops. It’s especially effective to ward off borer beetles and red spider mite which common to attack fruit trees.
Garlic can be used in sprays too. Crush some garlic cloves, mix them with water, and then spray the mix straight onto your plants. The garlic mix will prevent many kinds of pests to eat your vegetables and flowers.
Soap solutions are also commonly used to fight aphids and small flies which love to attack roses and flowering plants. Used in sprays, a soap solution can also be used to repell slugs from eating your flower plants.
To manage your situation against snails and slugs, you could use beer or salt. Spray salt solution on your plants, and it would repel those pesky pests just like garlic repels other pests. You could also build beer-contained traps. Put a flat container on the ground (the rim at ground level), fill it with beer, let the slugs access the beer and they would fall in.
Common household product like Boric acid or borax also can be effectively used to exterminate many types of garden pests.
Borix powder can be used against ants and other insects likebeetles, roaches, earwigs, crickets, ticks and fleas. Borax also contains anti-fungal properties that it can be effectively used to get rid off molds, mildew, and fungal diseases on plants. It also can kill snails and slugs.
You should be aware though, if it’s used in high quantities, is toxic. For safety reason, it’s better for you not to use Boric acid on your fruit or vegetables as your children or pets might lick or eat it.
All in all, organic insecticides are best choices you could have for your vegetable gardens. These natural methods are the most ideal ways to use as it will keep friendly insects alive in your garden thus don’t disturb the local ecosystem.
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