Bug Jugs, Homemade Herbicide, Garden Dust
It's that time of year again - time to protect your fruit trees, kill weeds, and dust the garden for pests while saving the bees!
Here are three recipes:
- 1 cup of sugar
1 cup of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
1 banana peel
- enough water to fill the jug 1/3 full
Put all the ingredients into a gallon water jug and hang in fruit trees to catch pests. One jug per inch of tree diameter.
Mix well, apply with a sprayer or dish sponge soap dispenser Use caution; wear gloves and eye protection. 20% vinegar can cause burns on contact. Apply in dry, warm weather. A second application, within a few days of the first, may be needed for some weeds. Poison Ivy, brush, and vines will require more than one application. Be careful - this mixture will kill both the plants you want and don't want - don't get it on any that you don't want to die.
- 1 cup flour
- 2 TBS Cayenne pepper
Mix together and dust plants while there's dew on them. Works especially well to get rid of cabbage worms.