Organic gardening has become a popular practice with environment lovers. A garden is not merely a food-providing source it has a lot to it. It is a way of producing healthy, nutritious organic food that at the same time promotes sustainable lifestyle. Who would want their labor of planting a garden go for waste especially if the cause is bugs? But, pest damage can be prevented and controlled.
Integrated pest management:
Farmers have now come up with a new idea to handle the pest they call it integrated pest management. The whole idea is to find a perfect balance between guarding their crops and protecting the environment hence saving some money by reducing the use of chemical spray.
Non-toxic pest control solutions:
The best way to control pest is prevention. Pests are less liable to attack a healthy, thriving plant and diseased or deficient plants are most vulnerable. In order to keep a step ahead of pests, build healthy soil, supply just sufficient water and nurture your plant with healthy nutrients and organic material. Most of the pest related problems could be avoided by simple being observant. Keeping an eye on planets that appear lifeless or have bite marks can assist you in knowing more about the pest and you could decide the suitable controlling methods to follow.
Garlic fire spray is a good way of keeping those unwanted pests away from your plants. Ingredients such as garlic, chili peppers, soap, vegetable oil, kerosene are blended together in order to prepare the spraying mixture. The garlic fire mixture can be sprayed on the plants frequently until there is no sign of pests.
Fish Fertilizer is another efficient way of preventing your plants from bugs like mites, caterpillars and even nematodes. Many gardeners consider fish fertilizer to be the perfect solution. It is believed that because it is oily it smothers nematodes and mites. In addition to that, the smell of the fish is the reason to keep the breeding caterpillars away.
Companion planting and crop rotation are great ways to prevent problems. Plants like marigolds and calendula are said to have pest prevention properties, and pungent herbs such as cilantro, basil, garlic, and oregano can also repel pests, so inter planting them in your vegetable beds could be a great idea. Companion planting also adds variety, color, and contrast to the garden.