Gardening enthusiasts are often ambivalent when they see damage in the garden from parasites or plant diseases. On the one hand, the spread of the damage must certainly be contained, ideally even the grievance completely eliminated. On the other hand, most pesticides and herbicides are not entirely harmless.
So what to do. After all, nobody wants to watch as the plants they have grown fond of are slowly perishing from fungal infections or damage caused by eating. And one would also like to avoid aphids. The solution: natural pesticides! Because there are also environmentally friendly ways to save the garden. And you don’t even have to buy most of them!
In this guide, we present four pesticides that work naturally and do not contain chemicals. Three of them can be made entirely by yourself. So perfect for DIY specialists and anyone who wants to save a few dollars. So no more perplexity: We present four natural solutions against fungi, parasites, and snails!
4 NATURAL PESTICIDES FOR THE GARDEN
MAKE HORSETAIL BROTH YOURSELF
One of the biggest threats to plants in the garden is fungal diseases. Once infected, it is often difficult to save the plants. The motto is then limitation, and fungicides are inevitably used. So it’s best if it doesn’t get that far. And for this, the plants have to be strengthened. An excellent home remedy to achieve this is the horsetail broth. It turns an unpopular weed into an effective pesticide
BUILDING AN INSECT HOUSE
Aphids can quickly become a real nuisance in the garden. The plants suffer and are anything but beautiful to look at. But in this case: The enemies of my enemies are my friends! Ear peasants are natural predators that prefer to feed on aphids. All they need is a cozy home. And with the one, you can quickly be lured into the garden. No problem for real do-it-yourselfers! We show how you can build an insect house with the simplest means.
MAKE NETTLE LIQUID MANURE
If it doesn’t really work out with animal support against the aphids, there is also a herbal antidote. In fact, an herb has grown against aphids: the nettle! It can be used to make an effective brew that bears the ugly name of “manure” (whoever has smelled it will know why!). But nettle manure works wonderfully against aphids and is also a good plant fertilizer. There are many reasons to give this natural crop protection product a try!
In the end, the snails, more precisely the nudibranchs, are hit by the collar. Because shell snails, on the other hand, are beneficial insects and are often under protection. However, slug pellets make no difference between the snail species. Fortunately, there are helpers in nature who can do just that: nematodes – roundworms that specialize in infesting slugs. They reliably put an end to the pests. And we reveal how they can be tamed for this mission!