How amazing it sounds, if we can control the pest in our garden by using the things which are available in our kitchen. Yes, you can keep your vegetables organic and chemical-free, by using easily available commodities (garlic, vinegar, baking soda) in your kitchen cabinet. As we know that pesticide residues are causing serious health issues, so it’s very important to keep our vegetables chemical free.
Solutions and ingredients from your Kitchen are mentioned below:
1. Use of Baking soda:
Procedure: Take 1 liter of water add 2 tablespoon of baking soda and 2 drops of liquid hand wash, mix it well and apply it to the plant in the evening. Repeat the process after one week. This will control the aphids and whiteflies on your plant.
2. Use of Garlic:
Procedure: Take 12 cloves of garlic; make a paste (by grinding well)
Boil this paste in half a liter of water for 5 minutes then add half a liter of fresh water in it and 2 drops of liquid hand wash, and mix well. Spray this solution on the plants in the evening. Repeat the process after one week. If the infestation continues spray the solution after three days intervals.
3. Use of vinegar:
If insects are damaging the roots of your plant, the use of vinegar will be the best solution.
Procedure: Take 1 liter of water. Add 2 tablespoons of vinegar to it and shake well. Apply around the roots of your plant. It will repel the ants and other insects which are damaging the roots.
4. Use of Neem Oil:
The use of neem oil is the most important organic pest management technique, for controlling all types of insects (sucking, chewing) aphids, whiteflies, and caterpillars.
Procedure: Take 1-liter water to add 2 tablespoons of neem oil, 1 tablespoon of baking soda, 1 tablespoon of garlic paste, add 2 drops of any liquid hand wash and mix well. Spray the solution on plants in the evening.
5. Use of yellow sticky trap
Hang a yellow sticky trap in your garden to control the pest population in your garden. (Insects will stick to the trap followed by death than simply discard the trap)