Summer is finally here and its time to enjoy the garden and relax whiles the kids and pets run around the yard. However to have this nice yard you need fertilizers and to enjoy the outside without the bugs you need bug sprays and unfortunately those are both harmful to us. Since when did gardening become so dangerous?
Rather than waste any more money at the garden center, there are some great alternatives to keeping your lawn green and your family healthy. Of course there is no one miracle recipe that does it all but there are a lot of recipes for natural fertilizers and insecticides out there. I even discovered genuine organic products ranging from fertilizer (for those of you who don’t want to mix your own) to beneficial nematodes, a natural way to rid your garden of pests.
Simple Fertilizer Recipes
Use leftover coffee to water the plants. However, make sure to dilute it before using it. You can make use of this ratio one part of coffee to 4 parts of water. You can use the solution once every other week.
Line a metal tray with newspapers and spread used coffee grounds evenly on the paper not more than 1/4 inch. After the grounds are dry, put them directly on the soil around the plants. Eggshells: Eggshells provide a rich source of potassium and calcium. Make powdered eggshell fertilizer by drying out empty eggshells. Put five crushed eggshells into the soil around every plant. It is the best fertilizer for outdoor flowers, fruits, and vegetables.
Simple Safe Insecticide:
Soak in water the following: lemon peels and/or orange peels, mint leaves and/or sage leaves, lavender leaves. If you can soak them overnight and in the morning you’ll have a strong “tea.” Strain this and use half of this mixture and add witch hazel to make up the other half and put in a spray bottle. Simply lightly spray yourself down with this mixture and shall be good to go and you will be smelling nice rather than dealing with that awful OFF smell.
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