There are numerous insecticide products and chemical fertilizers on the market which, if we exceed the dose, can harm the plant, rather than give it any benefit.
If we want to avoid taking unnecessary risks and, in addition, save a lot of money , we can choose to make natural remedies against pests ourselves , and homemade fertilizers.
We will start with natural remedies, those that we will use to prevent and/or combat those pests that bother our plants so much, such as aphids, mealybugs, whiteflies, etc.
Some of these remedies are:
- Egg shells: normally we throw them away, but if we boil them in a liter of distilled water, they are excellent against mealybugs, aphids, thrips, whiteflies and red spiders.
- Garlic and onion: once crushed, it is a mixture that helps drive away parasites, as well as fight aphids, spider mites and thrips.
- Ground coffee: if we add a small teaspoon in a liter of water, and apply the mixture with a spray on the underside of the leaves, it will help fight mites, larvae and eggs.
- Burning alcohol and soap: if we add them to a liter of warm water and apply it with a sprayer, it will combat aphids and mealybugs.
- Lemon juice: if we cut a lemon in half, and rub the base of the trunks one, we will be able to fight the ants.
- Water: applied with a spray, helps fight red spider mite.
And now, the subscriptions :
- Coffee grounds or cold tea.
- Vegetable cooking water.
- The last drops of olive oil in a liter of water, especially for geraniums.
Both fertilizers and home remedies will help the plant, over time, to become stronger and not fall victim to the most annoying pests as often.
Finally, add that a plant that is healthy, that has everything it needs, will hardly fall ill.