Homemade organic pesticides for gardens are thought of as those created using natural organic ingredients. This does not mean that they are completely free of chemicals, only that the chemicals used are derived from mineral and botanical sources. They are still required to be used with care, but the substances are generally less dangerous than commercial organic sources and can break down more slowly than commercial chemicals. Still, learning how to plant organic garden vegetables or fruits with care is important because these substances are still harmful and should never be consumed.
How to use homemade organic pesticides begins with understanding how pests come into a garden. Pests are animals, insects or even fungi that find a way into a garden to attack the plants. This is what leads to problems, because without getting rid of the pests, plants will have nowhere else to grow. These pests need to be gotten out of the garden as quickly as possible by using proper methods. If a pest infestation is not dealt with immediately, it can lead to disease and other types of damage that will eventually cost money to fix.
There are two common forms of homemade organic pesticides, which are either prepared from organic ingredients or involve mixing chemicals with baking soda. Boric acid is a commonly used homemade insecticide, as is hydrogen peroxide. Both are applied to the plant foliage, weeds or even surrounding areas. When mixed with water or other substances, these ingredients are made to penetrate the skin of the plants or can actually form a paste like substance that will work on pests that are deeper within the soil. However, applying this type of homemade organic pesticides to an area with deeper roots may prove dangerous.
There are many different natural ways to deal with pest problems in the garden. There are also commercial organic pesticides available, which are designed to be more effective than homemade organic pesticides. The most common and effective organic ingredients include green tea, peppermint and garlic. These ingredients have proven to be very effective at killing certain pests and will prevent them from returning. These organic ingredients can be combined with other natural pest deterrents and used in place of traditional pesticides.
Another natural pesticide that can be mixed into a garden is diatomaceous earth. This natural insecticide is used to repel certain pests from a plant or even an entire lawn. It works by causing the insects to eat the leaf tissue around the plant. This type of organic insecticide has also proven to help prevent the growth of mold and mildew in areas where there are molds and weeds.
There are two types of diatomaceous earth that you can use around your garden. The first is the oil-based product and the second is the gel-type product. Both products will repel certain pests but they have been proven to be much more effective in terms of getting rid of certain pests. It is important to make sure that you keep the plants covered when using these pesticides because some of the insects like to feed on the leaves of plants. They will not get onto the plants when they are protected.
To make the pesticide mix for your garden you will need one gallon of organic perlite, a couple of cups of dish washing soap, one cup of diatomaceous earth, one tablespoon of liquid soap, and one teaspoon of salt. All of these ingredients should be put into a spray bottle so that you can just spray the entire area. After spraying the area make sure to rinse it thoroughly to ensure that all of the pesticide has been absorbed into the soil. You may need to do this once a month in order to keep the pests away.
After you have sprayed the area to create a protectant you will need to mix a solution of one quart of water with one gallon of bleach. The bleach is the natural pesticide of choice that will kill the bugs and the insects won’t be able to live in the natural environment of the mixture. Mix the bleach and water together and then apply it to the weeds that you have sprayed. For the final step you will want to shake well and let the solution sit for thirty minutes. This will allow the solution to soak into the soil and loosen any of the pesticides that have been left behind. Shake well and reapply the organic pesticide once a month to get rid of the bugs.