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Organic Pest Control Made From Onion Scraps

Our vegetable garden is starting to blossom and the bugs are discovering our goods. I read an interesting article about using onion and garlic scraps to make an organic pest control. We try to use all organic substances in our garden and I will be giving this a try soon. I will post an update in the next few weeks.

Basically to make the organic pest control collect all of your onion scraps and keep in your fridge until you have a Tupperware container full. Simply add water once full and let the onion soak for a few day or up to a week. Place in the sun to help the onions steep. Then strain the liquid into a spray bottle and spray on your plants. Bugs do not like the smell of onion or garlic and will deter them from munching on those tasty veggies. The onion scraps can then be buried by plants to help keep the bugs away.

I am excited to try this method and will give an update soon.

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Natural Weed Killer

The summer is approaching and this means weeds, lots and lots of them. Since my boy love to play outside we try to avoid toxic chemicals around their toys. White vinegar is a great non-toxic solution. Put some white vinegar into a spay bottle and spray away at those weeds. For best results you should do this on a dry and sunny day.

The acetic acid in the vinegar does a couple of things. 1. It burns the weed’s foliage on contact. 2. It temporarily lowers the pH of the soil, making it hard for the weed to make a comeback.

The vinegar is fast acting, inexpensive, and won’t do any permanent damage to the soil.

Happy spraying!!

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