From the kitchen to the garden, these 5 wonderful products and by-products will do wonders for defending your garden from unwanted guests and making it look prettier by the day!
If you need a fungicide, simply mix 4 teaspoons of baking with a gallon of water. Now that is a home-made natural deterrent that will also save you a lot of money. If you got green heads growing like broccoli and cabbage, mix baking soda and flour in equal amount. Sprinkle the mixture over your vegetable and say goodbye to cabbageworms.
Using Epsom salt is one of the safe ways to keep crawling insects and unwanted animals from making a feast out of your plants. You can combine it with bran and molasses for an insecticide spray. To keep your leaves intact, sprinkle a little bit of salt onto the leaves and the animals will leave your seasoned leaves alone.
Coffee & Tea Grounds
Before you throw those used grounds, read this first. Did you know rhododendrons, hydrangeas, tomatoes and roses love it when they get the extra acid from coffee and tea grounds? These plants thrive on acidic soil so the more acid you put on their soil, the prettier their blooms are.
Since egg shells are biodegradable waste, your environmental conscience will let you sleep at night. But did you know rather than just throwing it away, your garden outside might benefit from it? Improve your soil condition by sprinkling ground egg shells around your plant and watch it grow more robustly. It does not only act as a fertilizer, it also keeps the pests away!
Plastic Milk Jug
A sturdy plastic jug that also comes with a handle might be good for, you guessed it, a substitute watering can. Just simply poke holes in the cap and you’ve got a handy-dandy watering jug that’s free! Now who doesn’t like free stuff?