Every gardener wants to have beautiful garden with healthy and fresh plants. If you have garden, you will arrange and maintain it well. You will not let any bugs ruin your garden. That’s why you may think about using pesticides to make the bugs away from your beautiful plants. But, you can’t just use pesticides available in the market for your plants. Even pesticides are useful and effectively sent the bugs away from your plants, you have to be careful. Pesticides which contain chemical ingredients can affect your plant’s quality. It even can be a danger for your plant. The chemical ingredients absorbed by the plants, and if the plants or trees bear fruit, the fruits would be harmful for human healthy because of the chemical that left in the fruits. So, the other alternative, organic pesticides for gardens are the best choice.
Organic pesticides for gardens have several advantages. The organic is safe for your plants, cheaper, and easy to make by yourself. You can also find them in the market. But it is better if you can make it by yourself because the ingredients are simple and easy to find. There are several kinds of organic pesticides you can make. Here are several of homemade organic pesticides that you can follow to help you maintain your garden.
1. Onion and Garlic Spray
To make the organic pesticides for gardens, you even can find the main ingredients at your kitchen that you are usually using it for cooking. You need one medium size of onion and one clove of garlic. Dice and mince them well, and then add one liter of water. You need to wait this mixture about one hour. After one hour, add one tablespoon of liquid soap and one teaspoon of cayenne pepper on the mixture and your homemade organic pesticides is done. This onion and garlic spray can stay for one week if you store it at refrigerator.
2. Salt Spray
Is your garden infested by spider mites? You can spray your plants with salt spray to move the spider mites away. All that you need is Himalayan Crystal Salt and warm water. Mix well 2 tablespoon of Himalayan Crystal Salt into one gallon of warm water. After the spray is ready, spray it in the infested plants.
3. Citrus Oil and Cayenne Pepper Mix
Some fruit trees infected by ants. You do not need to buy pesticides at market because you can make the organic pesticides for gardens which work well on ants. The ingredients that you need are one cup of warm water, one teaspoon of cayenne pepper, and 10 drops of citrus essential oil. Mix them into a bottle, and then shake it well. Spray the citrus oil and cayenne pepper mix on the area that infected by ants.
4. Chrysanthemum Flower Tea
You can also make these organic pesticides for gardens at home. One liter of water boiled with 100 grams of dried flowers for 20 minutes. Strain and let the heat gone. The organic pesticides is ready to spray at the infected area.