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Top 7 DIY Home Made Pesticides for your Garden

Chintu Das
Chintu Das

In case you are somebody who loves natural food straight from your own vegetable nursery and finds it fulfilling to grow veggies at your home. In doing so, you'll know one thing for sure is that whatever vegetables you grow in your own garden are safe and free from chemical pesticides. But that depends on what pesticides or sprays you are utilizing on your nursery consistently?

So, the question is; what to do with the pests?The answer to that is self made regular pesticide. Make your own natural pesticides and apply the same in your nursery to get rid of pests without going for the harmful pesticides available in the market. 

Here is a list of 7 natural DIY bug sprays that you can add to your nursery to take out those bugs that eat your plants. Also, these don't contain whatever will be destructive to you or your family. DIY truly is the better approach. Most of the items used for making these DIY mixes are readily available in your home. such as detergent, oil etc. 

- Fungicide and deterrent for pest: 

It is simple to make homemade nursery fungicide for your plants to prevent bugs. You simply blend baking soda, gentle dish cleanser; ideally something biodegradable without the phosphates and water. You simply mix the three into a sprayer and splash your plants consistently to assist them with growth and without bugs. Furthermore, there isn't anything in this mix that could be unsafe to you or your family. 

- Oil Pesticide: 

This one is so natural and it works really well on a wide range of bugs. You utilize three essential oils and blend in with water and a gentle dish cleanser. Once mixed simply spray the same on your plants and watch those bugs simply keep distance from your plants. 

- Garlic Spray: 

Utilize a custom made garlic splash in your nursery to keep slugs, snails, aphids etc. off your plants. You simply blend garlic cloves and water to make the arrangement and it is sufficiently protected to use as frequently as you need it. Single spray is sufficient to stop most garden bugs. In addition, this solution won't infiltrate your plant and won’t make your cucumbers taste like garlic. 

- Soap Spray: 

This one uses laundry soap and water. Grate the soap and mix the same with water to form a solution to spray. It’s cheap unlike anything in your local pesticides shop. Just spray the solution on your plants and keep the insects away. 

- Dried Pepper Repellent: 

Grind a bunch of dried hot peppers in the food processor till it becomes dust. Just be careful while handling not to get the residue on your skin or eyes. Sprinkle around garden plants to repulse ants and whiteflies. For additionally staying power, include 1/2 cup of ground stew peppers and plant oil, and apply the same on the topside and undersides of the foliage. 

- Citrus spray: 

A basic citrus shower or spray is successful at slaughtering aphids and some other delicate bodied insects. Mesh the skin from one lemon, and add it to a half liter of boiling water. Permit the blend to soak for a night and then strain through cotton cloth or a fine strainer. Empty the blend into a shower base and apply to both the tops and bottoms of the leaves. This blend must contact the insects so as to kill them. 

- Alcohol Spray: 

Scouring liquor rapidly removes moisture from the delicate pests, like, aphids, bugs, thrips etc.  

The most ideal approach to apply using a q-tip drenched with alcohol and dabbing the same on the bugs, without touching the plant. Plants with waxy leaves may endure a weakened liquor; spray of one-cup alcohol blended in with 4 cups of water. 

Bottom Line: 

Make your own homemade pesticide and keep your plants healthy!! 

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