Make your own organic pesticides

House & Garden yankeeray1 July 25, 2016 6 11
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An organic garden begins with good soil rich and fertile. Well-chosen plants that suit the soil and the climate will suffer little from diseases and parasites, and can overcome this easily yourself. Sometimes it is necessary to nature to lend a hand with a biological pesticide. These are easy to make yourself. There are two types of control substances of plant origin, on the basis of rotenone or pyretreen. They act on the nervous system of insects and are safe for warm-blooded animals, so for people and pets. In large quantities, they are however harmful for livestock or fish so look at ponds.
Pesticides containing nicotine are also easy to make but can be harmful to humans. When used in a vegetable garden it is advisable to wait a week to harvest. For other pesticides is enough for 2 to 3 days. For making the pesticide is best rain water or well water may be used. If this is not possible tap water, however, to hard water than add a tablespoon of vinegar per liter of water.

Decoctions

  • on the basis of tobacco
Add 300 grams of tobacco or cigarette ends without filter to 10 liters of water. Bring to the boil and boil for 30 minutes. Leave to cool, filter. The solution may be stored in a sealed container for 1 to 2 weeks.
For dilute use: 2.5 liter of solution in 10 liters of water. For added effectiveness add 200 g of green soap.
Effective against: all the chewing and sucking insects
  • on the basis of walnut tree leaves of a
Let 250 g dried leaves or two kilograms of fresh leaves 24 hour soak in 10 liters of water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Leave to cool, filter. Use direct, undiluted and still tepid.
Effective against: caterpillars and aphids
  • based on tansy

Add 300 to 400 g of fresh plants or 30 to 40 g of dried plants to 10 liters of water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Followed by cooling, filtration, and use pure.
Effective against: all kinds of bugs and aphids

Infusions

  • On the basis of lavender
Add 1 kg of fresh lavender to 10 liters of water and steep for 8 to 10 days. Filter. For dilution use 2 liters of brew 10 liters of water.
Effective against: ants *, carrot fly, aphids.
* Although ants themselves do not harm plants, helping them aphids. An infestation can therefore best be suppressed
  • On the basis of stinging nettle
Add 1 kg of fresh nettles to 10 liters of water and take four to 5 days. Filter. For dilution use 2 liters of brew 10 liters of water. The solution may be stored in a sealed container in the dark for several days.
Effective against: Aphids
  • On the basis of elderberry

Add 800 g to 1 kg of leaves, flowers and berries of the elderberry bush to 10 liters of water and steep for 2 to 3 days. Filter and use pure.
Effective against: Aphids and all kinds of flies.
Tips for a successful fight:
  • Spray the solution preferably early morning or late evening
  • Spray not in direct sunlight and strong wind
  • Wait for 2 to 3 days with the consumption of treated plants
  • Use the solutions as soon as possible and repeat the treatment if necessary. The operation is short.
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