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Natural Insect And Pest Control

Christopher Wong from Young Urban Farmers youngurbanfarmers.com discusses Natural Insect and Pest Control.  3 natural options for fighting garden pests include:

Method 1

  • 1 pound compost
  • several gallons of water stirred vigorously in a bucket
  • add 1 teaspoon molasses
  • apply directly to soil or strain through cheese cloth into a spray bottle and spray directly to affected area of plants.

Method 2

  • Mint leaves (dried or fresh)
  • 4 litres of water
  • 2 coarsely chopped onions
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil added into a bucket of water.
  • Let sit for 24-48 hours, strain the mixture into a spray bottle and apply to plants.

Method 3

  • 10-15 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon mineral oil
  • 1 teaspoon of dish soap
  • 4 litres of water added into a bucket.
  •  Leave for 24-28 hours and add mixture to spray bottle and apply to plants.