Pests often attack plants and make them sick. Aphids, mealybugs, whiteflies, caterpillars and ants appear as armies which, in one day, completely invade them.
Immediately we turn to the nursery to get that magic potion that fights them so that they are as before, but their prices today are not the cheapest and sometimes their preparation is a bit complicated.
Here is a homemade recipe that is very effective if we carry it out with the appropriate measures and if we carry it out with elements that we will surely have in daily use at home.
25 ml of neutral soap
50 ml of white vinegar or cider
A jar with a capacity of 1 liter
A measuring cup
Preparation step by step:
First check all the plants you have, in order to identify which ones are attacked by some kind of parasite.
Take the jug and fill it with a liter of water.
Then take the measuring cup and pour 25 ml of neutral soap into it (probably the one you use for washing dishes).
Pour this measure of soap into the jug.
Now measure 50ml of vinegar, which can be white vinegar or apple cider vinegar, and pour it in.
Mix the three components until you notice foam starting to appear.
It is then time to place this mixture in the sprayer.
It is important to know that this home remedy should be applied to plants on cloudy days, at dusk or at night. Indeed, if we do it in full sun, we risk burning the plants.
Now we proceed to spray each affected plant, trying to ensure that the spray falls evenly on the leaves and stems.
Once this first spray is done, let the preparation act for at least 15 minutes.
Then, using another spray bottle or the same spray bottle previously washed and filled with clean water, spray all the plants again, as if trying to clean them from the previous mixture.
When you find that there are still traces of living pests, leave for two or three days, then repeat the same procedure on these plants.
When you’re done, you’ll notice that all the parasites, whatever they are, are dead.
As you will see, with little money and a lot of simplicity, you have prepared a more than effective mixture to kill any pest that is on your balcony or in our garden.
Tips to keep in mind:
Check all your plants at least once a week.
If you notice dry leaves starting to appear, it may not be due to pests but to the change in season.
It is important not to overwater. Too much water rots the roots. Preferably a little each day and not too much in one day.
Try to give them a good fertilizer, as fertilized plants will be more resistant to pests.
Not all pests your plant suffers from are necessarily bad. Many of them only use plants as habitat and not as food.
You can do early or preventive treatments. Don’t wait until the plants are infected and apply a product every month to prevent these insects from attacking your plants.