Press "Enter" to skip to content

Start Searching the Answers

The Internet has many places to ask questions about anything imaginable and find past answers on almost everything.

What can you put on flowers to keep bugs off?

Insects Bugging Your Plants? Try These 10 Natural Insecticides

  • Soapy water. Mix 5 tablespoons of dish soap with 4 cups of water in a bottle and spray plants with the solution.
  • Neem oil spray.
  • Pyrethrum spray.
  • Beer.
  • Garlic.
  • Pepper spray.
  • Herbal water spray.
  • Alcohol spray.

What can I spray on fresh flowers for bugs?

If you see bugs, hose them off with a gentle stream of water; if the infestation is severe, mix a solution of ½ teaspoon of mild dishwashing soap and 1 quart of water and apply it with a spray bottle.

How do you make natural insect repellent for plants?

To make a basic oil spray insecticide, mix one cup of vegetable oil with one tablespoon of soap (cover and shake thoroughly), and then when ready to apply, add two teaspoons of the oil spray mix with one quart of water, shake thoroughly, and spray directly on the surfaces of the plants which are being affected by the …

What happens if you put baking soda in soil?

Baking soda is alkaline and adding it to soil will reduce the acidity of soil. This less acidic soil produces less acidic tomatoes, which taste sweeter.

Are used tea bags good for the garden?

Tea leaves are a good addition to the compost heap. However, tea bags are not. This will not break down in the domestic compost heap, and indeed particles will remain even after commercial ‘green waste’ composting. Some brands use instead a polymer fibre derived from plant starch, called PLA.

Are coffee grounds good for the garden?

Coffee grounds are high in potassium and nitrogen. The high carbon content helps feed the soil. Coffee grounds on their own are too acidic to be used straight on the garden but, once mixed with other organic matter such as manures or organic garden waste, they can make a fantastic compost mix for use in the garden.

Which plants do not like coffee grounds?

In most cases, the grounds are too acidic to be used directly on soil, even for acid-loving plants like blueberries, azaleas and hollies. Coffee grounds inhibit the growth of some plants, including geranium, asparagus fern, Chinese mustard and Italian ryegrass.