Ingredients: • A selection of Insect Repelling Herbs from your Garden, • Container, • Boiling Water. • Liquid Soap. • Spray Bottle. STEP 1: • Shred the leaves into small pieces and place it in the container. • Add enough boiling water to cover all the herbs. • Cover the container with a lid. • […]
Catnip for Pest Control Catnip is not only great for cats but also a deterrent for flea beetles, ants and other small insects due to the active ingredient nepetalactone. Infuse a cup of leaves in 500ml water and spray on infected plants or sprinkle leaves around it.
Dill, with its greyish-green foliage, has been a favoured culinary herb for centuries. Though dill is best known as a pickling herb for cucumbers, the leaves can be used fresh or dried in salads, meats, especially fish, vegetable dishes and soups. Used whole or ground the seeds add zest to bread, cheese, and salad dressing. […]
Herbs for healthy pets Catnip is not only great for cats but also a deterrent for flea beetles, ants and other small insects due to the active ingredient nepetalactone. Infuse a cup of leaves in 500ml water and spray on infected plants or sprinkle leaves around it. Keep your pets healthy by adding garlic to […]
Herbal wash for dogs Make a herbal extraction from any of the following insecticidal herbs, which all grow easily in your garden – rosemary, lavender, southernwood, lemon verbena, catnip, basil, lemon grass, citronella pelargonium. • Half fill a clean plastic bucket with any of these herbs (either singly or in combination) cut up roughly, and […]
Garden Ideas Give the following some thought: • Start planting more companion plants in your garden. Companion plants improve the growth of other plants, making them less susceptible to diseases. They attract beneficial insects and birds, keeping pests away from your edibles and ornamentals. This way you will not only be able to have a […]
Life lessons in the garden Gardening teaches people the art of being patient. Unlike other activities, gardening does not produce instantaneous results. As such, a person who takes up gardening must wait for their rewards. The garden should be planned to a certain degree. Once a basic plan has been developed, the soil needs to […]
Companion Planting for Pest Control Lacewings are insects with large, lace-like wings and it is mainly the larvae (which look like little alligators) that destroys most of the pests. They are sometimes called aphid lions for their habit of dining on aphids. Other pests they feed on include mites, other small insects and insect eggs. […]