Pests, low yields and poor fruit development force gardeners to turn to chemicals and pesticides. But it turns out that many problems in the garden could be avoided with simple, familiar and natural products such as garlic, kefir, mustard, as well as salt and sugar. It was them who used the summer residents before the store preparations appeared. Let's find out how and in what cases you can use them on the beds to increase yields and get rid of pests.
Garlic to increase potato yields and prevent late blight
All summer residents "with experience" break in potatoes from time to time. Thanks to this, you can find out in advance what the harvest will be in the fall. If it seems to you that it is not very large, try the following method next year: add 10 pounds of crushed garlic in 10 liters of water. In the resulting garlic solution, place the planting material overnight (about 9 hours). Thus, you not only disinfect the seeds, but also stimulate the growth of the plant. Checked: after such a simple trick, the yield increases by at least a third!
Another great feature of garlic is pest control. Why wait for the first signs of late blight on tomatoes, if you can warn at all? 50 gr. crushed garlic is added to a bucket of water. The resulting mixture is sprayed with tomato leaves. Garlic can be successfully replaced by fermented kefir at the rate of 1 liter per bucket of water.
Salt for sweet and big beets and against late blight
Have you noticed that beet roots resemble, rather, radishes? A very small and savory beet is not a reason to contact chemistry from the store. Prepare a saline solution: 50 grams is added to a bucket of water. regular table salt. This solution should be fed beets, but not in the usual way - under the root, but at a distance of 10 centimeters from the root crops. Consider that such dressing is done if the beet has formed at least 8 true leaves!
An additional advantage of salt is the ability to resist late blight. Noticed his first signs on tomato plants? Do not rush to buy funds to combat fungal disease. To save the fruits, you just need to accelerate their growth. This will help simple salt. To accelerate the ripening of the fruits can be due to the abscission of leaves. Dissolve 100 gr. salt in 1 liter of water, resulting in a concentrated solution. Spray the leaves of tomatoes. After some time they will turn yellow and fall off, and all the power of the plant will go to the ripening of the fruit. By the way, a thin film of salt on tomatoes will save them from further damage by late blight.
Sugar vs. Cabbage Soup
It must be dealt with in a special way. Make a thick sugar syrup, but such that it remains sticky, but does not stiffen in caramel. Pour the syrup into the saucers and place them around the perimeter of the beds, where the steamer annoys. In addition, add a pinch of dry yeast in each saucer. After some time, the fermentation process begins, the smell of which will attract cabbages. The pest will arrive on a saucer and remain there, as it will simply stick to the sugar syrup.