Monday, 5 May 2014

Natural Pest Control.

Natural Pest Control - Rush Green Allotments And Gardens Association: "Plants that Repel Pests "
Wormwood, Artemisia Absinthium has been used for centuries as a moth repellant, general pesticide and as a tea/spray to repel slugs and snails.
To Make Wormwood Tea:
8 ounces wormwood leaves
4 pints of water
1 teaspoon castile soap
Effective against: Aphids, caterpillars, flea beetles and moths.
Putting dried sprigs of wormwood in the garden along side carrots 
and onions will mask their scent, confusing insects in particular the 
carrot rust fly.
The dried wormwood will not have the growth inhibiting 
effects of the fresh herb.

1.Simmer wormwood leaves in the water for 30 minutes. Stir, strain, and leave to cool.

2.Add the castille soap to wormwood mixture and use to spray.

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