Garden Essentials

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Natural and Safe  Pest Control

Essential Oils can help protect plants from insect, mildew, and other plant diseases. Below are some tips to keep your garden healthy and beautiful!

For your natural pest control,  mix 8 ounces of water in a spray bottle with 1/2 teaspoon natural soap and 12 drops of essential oil from the guide below, remembering to shake the bottle frequently to keep the oil mixed with the water

Repellent Blend  All-Around Insect Blend

THYME and LAVENDER are great for protecting all vegetables in the garden

PEPPERMINT: Ants, aphids, bean beetle, cabbage root fly, caterpillars, black flee beetle, flies, lice, gnats, moths

LEMONGRASS: Black flea beetle, fleas, mosquito’s, and ticks

THYME: Bean beetle, cabbage root fly, cutworm, ticks

CLARY SAGE: Cabbage root fly,cutworm, nematodes, ticks, white fly

ROSEMARY: Cabbage root fly and carrot fly

WHITE FIR: Slugs, snails, wooly aphids

SANDALWOOD: Weevils, wooly aphids

A Little Goes A Long Way~

Essential Oils are powerful, so apply to plants sparingly. Begin by spraying the solution on the plants, making sure to spray underneath the leaves as well as on top. You can also apply the solution wi a brush if you want to be more precise in your application to a specific area. Several applications, every few days may be necessary.