Monday, March 23, 2015

Natural Garden Product Recipes

Spring is Here!

Time to get my garden products made and ready for this years growing season. 

Here are a few natural ways to keep your garden free from mites, insects, and fungus. 


Spider Mite Spray
First you need to make a concentrate using 2 garlic bulbs and 1.5 cups of water. Place garlic & water in the blender - puree. Place puree in a glass container - I use a washed out mayo jar. Let the mixture sit in the container for 2 days. Strain - then mix the liquid with one gallon of water. I use a recycled milk jug to store the liquid. Fill a recycled spray bottle with liquid - make sure to label the spray bottle. Label the jug and place in a cool dark location. 
Once a week spray the plant leaves both top and bottom. I always spray after I water or after a rain.

Fungus Spray

Add 4 Tablespoons of Baking Soda & 1 1/2 teaspoon to a cleaned recycled milk jug. Fill jug with water - shake. Let water mixture set then pour into a recycled spray bottle. Make sure to label jug and spray bottle. 
To prevent fungus spray every two weeks after watering or after rain


Insect Spray
In a blender add 8 cloves of garlic,medium onion, and four hot peppers. Blend till smooth. Add ingredients to a recycled milk jug - add 1 tablespoon of dish soap and fill with warm water. Let mixture sit for about 3 days - strain. Replace liquid to the jug. Fill recycled spray bottle with liquid. Spray plants weekly - after watering or rain. 
Make sure to label jug and spray bottle.


Do you plan to have a garden this year? 


49 comments:

  1. We live in a wooded area and have LOTS of bugs. I would love to get rid of some of them :)

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  2. Thanks for these tips! I love using safe and natural gardening treatments instead of harmful chemicals.

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    1. I prefer natural options over chemicals any day, too!

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  3. Thank you so much for the insect spray recipe. I tried to grow organic so I don't want to put any heavy-duty sprays on my plants

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  4. I'm an apartment dweller so no Garden for me, but I do visit my local Botanical Garden, I enjoyed the Orchid Show this month. I live vicariously through their Garden, all the fun and none of the work! LOL :)

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

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  5. Thank you so much for sharing this! I live in the south, which is the garden capital of the country. If more people used remedies like this instead of chemicals, it would be much better for our environment.

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  6. Bugs Bugs... so nice that it's all made from natural products. Thanks for sharing this. Very useful

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  7. This is great- I definitely want to use things like this instead of harsh chemicals!

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    1. I feel the same way! We need to protect our honey bees and crops!

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  8. Another good one to keep bugs away is to use lavender essential oil. Bugs hate it!

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  9. I am always looking for natural ways to defend my garden. This is a great and helpful post.

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  10. I wish everyone used all natural gardening products like these! I am going to have to try that fungus spray out!

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  11. I have plants outside and there are some fab recommendations here. TY!

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  12. I really need to get on with Gardening! I like how you use all natural home made Products instead of ones laden with chemicals

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  13. Husband is in charge of all things yard work. I am however waiting to plant some orange trees.

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  14. I need that insect spray! Our garden always gets overrun with bugs.

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  15. Wonderful ideas. Perfect for the garden and home.

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  16. Ooh! I'll have to save this, it'll come in handy! Hopefully that insect spray deters the fire ants.

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  17. I would love a garden this year however we are planning to move so I don't think it will be happening this year!

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  18. Baking soda is awesome isn't it? I use it all the time in our home.

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  19. A Do-It-Yourself insect spray? That is such a great idea! I will be passing this one along!

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  20. It's simply amazes me how many simple home recipes there are to help out around the house! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Home recipes that help out the garden are great...and inexpensive! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  22. I'm going to grow some veggies this year. These will come in handy.

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  23. Thank you, thank you for this information. We just moved to a large home with a great yard. We now have plenty of room for gardening and I am looking forward to beautiful flowers and edible garden. I will be using your recipes with gratitude.

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  24. My dogs are allergic to a lot of chemicals in the store bought sprays. I am all for making natural ones at home!

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  25. Ok, I'm taking notes on these! I had no idea these natural sprays could be made!

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  26. These are great. I would way rather use natural products than all those toxic chemicals.

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  27. Thank you for the recipe! I love natural, i hate eating garden food w/ all those pesticides on them.

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  28. My inlaws have a gorgeous backyard garden in their Southern California home. I will be sure to share these natural recipes with them during our visit next week.

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  29. The insect spray is one I needed for sure. I've never thought about adding garlic!

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  30. These are great recipes. I will definitely have to try these!

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  31. I love the idea of it being natural. I want to make the insect spray for our yard this year.

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  32. This is right on time as spring is right around the corner! Thanks for sharing

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  33. I love natural products like this for taking care of bugs. We don't have a garden but I have a few friends who would appreciate this info.

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  34. What a great collection of recipes! We scaled back our garden this year but hopefully we'll be moving by next summer and I can ramp up again.

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  35. I totally need to make that inspect spray. that is, if it ever warms up here!

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  36. Great info to have for all my gardening friends. I have black thumb so gardening is not for me!

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  37. I don't plan on having a garden this year. My husband kills want the bunnies don't eat.

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  38. I planted my first vegetable garden last year. I planted way to many tomatoes lol. This year i want to plant some squash as well.

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  39. Perfect! I was just getting my gardening plans together. I'm always looking for new recipes to try on those nasty bugs and fungus!

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  40. Those pesky spider mites made me nuts last summer. I'll be trying this concoction!

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  41. I garden every year. This year I don't think I will be doing our normal garden. Just a few containers. We are planning to start looking for houses closer to hubs work and put ours up for sale.

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  42. These are definitely good to know. I can't do an actual garden, my thumb is too black, but usually have a couple containers going.

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  43. Oh i am saving this! I cannot wait to garden!!

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  44. Yes, I do plan to garden, but will be doing a smaller raised bed this year. I just don't have the time to devote to a large one like I have in previous years. Thank you so much for these green tips!

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  45. I love diy holistic made products. I definitely want to try these!

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  46. The spider spray will be very helpful for me. I just made an ant repellent with essential oils!

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  47. I'm interested in the Spider Spray. These are some good recipes. Thanks for sharing.

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