Friday, February 10, 2012
Soap in the garden...
We have had friends hang soap in their fruit trees to deter bugs. The idea sounds like a winner. I have been reading up on it. I am hoping to get several fruit trees at some point. But also would like to use this same idea on other plants.
I have been reading about making a soap spray to kill bugs. From what I am reading looks like it kills bugs only when they are directly sprayed. And it doesn't cause problems for other creatures. Sounds good.
One recipe I saw said to dissolve 1 TBS of grated soap in 16 ounces of water.May need to be strained. So wait til cooled, Put in a spray bottle and use as needed. Easy.
The spray is good for organic gardens. Use care though, it will kill on contact it says. So watch out not to kill spiders,ladybugs, mantis or other beneficial bugs. Just spray directly on bad bugs.
This also should work in your home on ants and such.
I am ready for garden time. Ready to try this out!
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