To get rid of pests sucking their plants, using chemical pesticides is the first way that many people apply. However, it can cause harm to humans and wreak havoc on the soil. Luckily, there are natural alternatives, and you can find some of them right in your houses such as tomato leaves, orange peels, salts, and more. In the post today, we will write about them to help you can take advantage of them and turn them into organic pesticides to protect the process growth of your crops.
Using natural pesticides for the garden is the safest and best option as they are inexpensive, eco-friendly, and effective. It is also one of the best ways to reduce the amount of waste in the environment as well as avoid using chemicals not good for health. And all of the good uses are gathered here, you just spend your time exploring them, you will be amazed at the good results that they can bring to. Keep reading to know more detail about these Natural Pesticides and get their superpowers working in your garden.
#1 Tomato Leaves
Tomato leaves contain compounds called alkaloids which are toxic to insects and works as a poison for some tender pests. You can use by chopping about two cups of tomato leaves and put them in four cups of water. Steep it overnight and spray on the infected plant.
#2 Orange Peels
Orange peel contains d-limonene, which is oil nutrition rated as an insecticide. To make it, boil one liter of water, put two cups of orange peels in it. Strain and add few drops of neem oil and insecticidal soap, and spray your plants.
Chrysanthemum flowers contain chemical named pyrethrum which affects the pest’s nervous system.Take 100 grams of dried chrysanthemum flowers and boil it in 1 liter water for 30 minutes on low flame. It can easily repel many flying and crawling insect.
Salt spray can be used to control spider mites, caterpillar, and other chewing insects. Just mix 2 tablespoons of salt into a gallon of water and spray thoroughly on the leaves of your plant.
#5 Neem Oil
Neem Oil is among the most powerful natural pesticides and insecticides. Take one liter of warm water and mix a half teaspoon of insecticidal soap. Stirring vigorously mix one teaspoon of neem oil in it. Fill it in a sprayer, then spray your plants.
When pepper is added with vegetable oil and soap it becomes one of the best homemade pesticides. Boil one cup of water, mix 3 tablespoons of hot pepper powder in it and let it steep for an hour. Strain it with a strainer or cotton cloth and mix 1 tablespoon dish soap and 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Dilute it in one liter of water and spray.
#7 Garlic/Onion spray
Garlic/onion works as a natural repellent for the garden, its spray causes a detrimental burning sensation to pests and insects. Simply take a bulb of garlic and onion and grind it. Mix a tablespoon of pepper and insecticidal soap in 1 liter of water. Leave this for an hour and spray it on the plants.
Tobacco is a great way for combating worms, aphids, and caterpillars for many vegetables (but not include popular plants like eggplant, tomato, potato or peppers). Put 2 tablespoons of tobacco leaves in one gallon of water, stir and let it steep for an hour or two. Add one teaspoon of dishwashing soap and a pinch of hot pepper powder and stir it again. Strain and fill in the sprayer.