5 Homemade Remedies For Gardening
1. Recipe for Homemade Insecticidal Soap:
Add 1 teaspoon of a liquid soap to 1 qt. of water.
(Be sure the soap is real - the animal fats do the work.
Detergents do not have animal fats.)
Add 1 ½ teaspoons of Murphy Oil Soap to 1 qt. of water.
Use 2 Tablespoons in 1 gallon of water.
(Murphy Oil Soap is a true soap).
2. To Kill
Weeds in a Tight Spot:
Placed liquid weed killer in a Envelope Moistener (Available at Office-Supply
This will let you apply weed killer next to your desired plants.
3. To Get Rid of Black
Gnats in House Plants (Often
in the Summer):
Add 1/4 to ½ inch layer of play sand to the soil surface of house plants. (The sand acts as a wall that the gnats can not push through.)
4. To Age Terra-cotta Pots:
Paint new terra-cotta pots with buttermilk or plain yogurt with active cultures.
Put pots in a cool, damp, shaded place and algae and moss will begin to grow within a month.
5. To Add
Organic Potassium to
Add banana peels, coffee grounds or fireplace ashes to your compost
pile. After the above ingredients have disintegrated add them to your
gardens. Potassium causes better flower set and disease resistance.
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