Organic Gardening to do our part
Organic gardening should not be the alternative rather the status quo. It is an easy way to give the bees a break.
In my time on earth I have always been drawn to grow flowers and plants. Since a kid I remember building small planter boxes. I would plant small annuals purchased with my allowance money. Nowadays I am interested in growing food and reducing my runoff into the bay.
Growing plants is so much more than simply going through the motions. Growing organically is a relationship between man and plant. You can be the biggest city slicker but at that moment on the roof of your mission flat, you are farmer John.
If you don’t think you lack the patience to become an organic gardener you are wrong. Yes you read that right.
Why? Gardening with natural “ingredients” will put you at ease and calm your mind of all the anxiety that comes from living in a “civilized society”. Yeah I know it may sound far fetched but why don’t you give it a try?
A lot of chemicals are dumped into the air to poison garden pests.
If you want to grow food, quality food to boot you need to make sure your crop doesn’t become food for aphids, caterpillars and molds.
At the same time we need to make sure we do not poison our soil or water. This is where organic gardening and pest control come into play.
If you are having problems sticking with organic gardening due to pest problems perhaps we may be able to help your cause.
Initially I was striking out growing vegetables. Controlling pests was time consuming and infuriating at times. Frustrated and really hesitant to try anything with a “weird chemical smell” I began experimenting.
The problem with man made products.
Lets face it a lot of the products on the market are just not good to ingest. If it kills you if ingested it will probably kill an industrious little bee. Common sense no?
Here is an all purpose insecticide and miticide I developed.
(no we are not selling you anything, Eco-Dumpster® is gonna hook you up)
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 10 Serrano peppers (Habanero peppers work well) but Serrano peppers are a lot cheaper.
- 1 tablespoon of coconut water (for an extra plant boost)
- 2 liters of non chlorinated water
- natural soap (I like Dr. Bronners peppermint soap)
- Take the garlic and peppers and blend them in a blender.
- Place the mixture in a a saucepan and bring to low heat.
- Strain into a jar, let sit until cool.
- Place the mixture in a spray bottle.
- Add 1 tablespoon of coconut water for an added plant boost
- add about 3 small squirts of soap
- mix vigorously
- Go get ’em!
Do not spray this mixture when the sun is hot. Only spray Eco-Dumpster’s bug killing super natural concoction during morning or evening times. Your plants stomata(like pores) will be open and allow the boost of micronutrients from the coconut water to take effect.
Continue to hit your plants weekly until your infestation subsides. It is a good idea to spray periodically to avoid larger issues.
I hope this recipe can help you cultivate a healthier and more bountiful crop.