Fungi are the microorganisms that cause the most serious damage to plants. They spread so quickly that by the time we realize they have sickened our beloved potted plants or some green specimen in the garden, it is usually too late. For this reason, it is much better to prevent, using substrates with good drainage and avoiding excessive watering.
But it is impossible to protect them 100%, and problems sometimes occur. What to do in these cases? Well, nothing better than resorting to homemade products to combat these fungus beings. Let ‘s see how to make a homemade fungicide with milk .
- 1 How to make homemade milk-based fungicide?
- 2 How to avoid fungi?
How to make homemade milk-based fungicide?
One of the most interesting fungicides is the one prepared with skimmed milk, since it not only cures the disease but also has very useful nutrients for plants, such as lactic acid , which effectively eliminates fungi, and phosphates and potassium. which are very necessary for them to develop in the best possible way.
To prepare it you will need:
- 8 parts of rainwater (if it is from the tap, let it rest for a couple of days)
- 2 parts skim milk
- 20 grams of baking soda for every liter of liquid mixture
Everything is placed in a sprayer, mixed well and applied for two days in a row, at sunset. In a preventive way you can apply it every 15 days, so your plants will recover much sooner than you think from the fungal infection.
How to avoid fungi?
The fungi act very quickly, but only when the plant shows any signs of weakness . To prevent this from happening, it is very important to use porous substrates that have good drainage , and check their humidity before watering. In the event that you have put a plate under them, remove it after 15 minutes of having watered, since contact with the water can end up rotting the roots.