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It is possible to protect plants by using natural remedies. In this regard, we offer you some useful, practical and simple tips to implement for take care of plants in a natural way, using a few cents.
THE vegetable macerates (liquid compounds obtained from fermentation in water) are excellent natural remedies to protect our plants. They work effectively as repellents and fertilizers, they also stimulate the growth of the plant making it stronger and more resistant. Among the most used macerates we find those based on garlic, nettle, chives, dandelion, horsetail but also chilli or tomato.
How to prepare the macerates?
Get a plastic container, and put the vegetable you want to macerate inside.
Fill the container with water that has been kept for a few days in bad weather.
Be careful not to fill it to the brim: the fermentation process will produce a lot of foam. Cover the container with a net to prevent animals or leaves from falling inside, making sure that the macerated have enough air.
Mix the contents of the container once a day: in the sun the operation has a faster effect. After about three weeks, the macerate is ready for use. The macerated it should be stored, once ready, in a closed container with a lid.
Against parasites it is excellent macerated garlic. Pour the macerate into a bottle with an empty dispenser, of those of the most common household cleaning products and spray the liquid directly on the parasites, when you see them active.
On the other hand, against spider mites and parasites, the macerated nettles (be careful not to sting yourself in seizing them). To protect plants from caterpillars, the macerated tobacco.
The nettle macerate it can be used in the garden, on flowers, and in all cases in which there is an aphid attack or, preferably, for preventive purposes (distribute on plants once every 2 weeks). The nettle macerate can be nickel-plated with the horsetail macerate to also have an antifungal effect. Furthermore, during the maceration, a few cloves of garlic, cut into small pieces, can be added to enhance the solution.
The horsetail macerate it is a very effective remedy for fungal infestations.
To protect plants from caterpillars, tobacco macerate is effective.
The comfrey macerate is very rich in potassium but also contains nitrogen and phosphorus. Excellent activator and fertilizer for tomato and peach plants and all plants whose fruits are tasteless
All the liquid fertilizers they develop a not very pleasant smell. To decrease it, you can add a few drops of valerian flower extract or a few handfuls of rock dust to the mixture.
The macerate of rosmarinor it should be recommended on garden plants subject to aphids, because it strengthens the plants.
Even the chilli macerate it is a powerful repellent against aphids.
Treat plants with natural remedies
How to care for plants against mites, snails, larvae and various parasites? You can use the vegetable macerates for all circumstances, here is the information sheet.
Aphids and mites: nettle macerate,
SNAILS: garlic macerate
RED SPIDER: nettle and horsetail macerate,
ALTIC and BEETLES: absinthe macerate,
CAVOLAIA: macerated tomato feminelle
LARVE: macerate of tansy.
OIDIO: horsetail macerate,
MOLD and MUSHROOMS: horsetail and nettle macerated.