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NATURAL PEST CONTROL USING ALTERNATIVES TO COMMERCIAL SYNTHETIC CHEMICALS (BIO-CIDES).

To control specific pests:  ANTS  /  APHIDS  /  BORERS  /  BEAN BEETLES  /  CURLY LEAF  /  CATERPILLARS  /  CABBAGE WORM  /  CABBAGE MOTH  /  CLOTHES MOTH  /  EUROPEAN WASP  /  FLIES  /  FRUIT FLIES  /  FLEAS  /  FUNGI  /  GRASSHOPPERS  /  JAPANESE BEETLES  /  MEALY BUG  /  MILDEW  /  MICE  /  MOSQUITOES  /  SLUGS & SNAILS  /  SEEDS NOT GERMINATING  /  STRIPED PUMPKIN BEETLE  /  TOMATO HORNWORM  /  WHITE FLY  /  WEAVILS

The Permacult Project / Research Index / Permaculture Noosa Index

RECIPES FOR NON-TOXIC HERB SPRAYS 

A. COMBINATION ALL PURPOSE SPRAY
Blend 3 hot chillies, 2 onions and a bulb of garlic in 1 litre of water. Boil. Let stand for 2 days. Strain. This may be frozen for future use.

B. ONION SPRAY
Blend one unpeeled onion with 1 litre of water until it is a milky colour. Strain. Helpful with aphids and red spider mites.

C. GARLIC SPRAY
Soak 4 garlic cloves in 1 litre of cold water for 3 days. Blend and Strain.
Helpful with ants, caterpillars and cabbage worms.

D. NICOTINE SPRAY (label as poison)
Soak tobacco 6f 4 cigarettes (take filters off first) in 1 litre of water for 7 days. Strain.
Helpful with scale insects, mealy bug, slugs and most insects. Warning: do not spray on or near tomatoes as they do not like nicotine.

E. BORDEAUX SPRAY
Stir 90g copper sulphate into 4 1/2 litres of hot water. Leave overnight. Mix 125g garden lime with 4 1/2 litres of cold water. Mix a sufficient quantity of spray for immediate use by mixing equal parts. Store the balance of the mixtures separately.
Helpful with earwigs, grasshoppers, caterpillars, leaf eating ladybirds. Excellent fungicide.

F. CHIVE TEA
Pour 6OOml of boiling water over 1/4 cup of dried chives. Leave to infuse for one hour. Strain.
Dilute 1 part spray to 2 parts water.
Helpful for scale and mildew.

G. SALT SPRAY
Mix 125g salt with 9 litre of water and 30g of soft soap.
Helpful in controlling white cabbage butterfly.

When using any pest control sprays try and spray when the sun has gone down so you do not disturb the bees. Use several times a day if pest problem is chronic and after rain.

Homemade sprays should be stored in a glass bottle in a dark place away from children. Most of the sprays can be stored up to a month, with the exception of the Bordeaux spray which should be used immediately.

The pulp left after straining the mixtures can be dug into the garden or put in your mulch heap.

To control specific pests:  ANTS  /  APHIDS  /  BORERS  /  BEAN BEETLES  /  CURLY LEAF  /  CATERPILLARS  /  CABBAGE WORM  /  CABBAGE MOTH  /  CLOTHES MOTH  /  EUROPEAN WASP  /  FLIES  /  FRUIT FLIES  /  FLEAS  /  FUNGI  /  GRASSHOPPERS  /  JAPANESE BEETLES  /  MEALY BUG  /  MILDEW  /  MICE  /  MOSQUITOES  /  SLUGS & SNAILS  /  SEEDS NOT GERMINATING  /  STRIPED PUMPKIN BEETLE  /  TOMATO HORNWORM  /  WHITE FLY  /  WEAVILS

The Permacult Project / Research Index / Permaculture Noosa Index

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From Amazon books, we recommend: The Complete Illustrated Holistic Herbal:
A Safe and Practical Guide to Making and Using Herbal Remedies
by David Hoffmann Paperback (1996)