How To Make A Wine Bottle Tiki Torch for Under $4.00
Inspired by the this Recycled Wine Bottle Torch post and annoyed by mosquitoes this week (how is it that they’re already out and there’s been only a few weeks of spring?), we hit up the hardware store and threw together a $3.48 recycled wine bottle torch filled with citronella. While it’s not as classy as the real thing (nor as safe), it keeps the bugs at bay and looks pretty good. And it was quick and cheap.
Sprinkle Baking Soda on Cabbages (and other Brassicas) to Thwart Caterpillars If those small green cabbage worms have been making Swiss cheese of your cabbage, broccoli, and kale plants, try this trick: Make a 50/50 combination of flour and baking soda, and dust it all over whichever plants the cabbage worms are eating. They'll eat the combo while munching the leaves, and die within a day or so. Repeat as necessary..
Today we got around to making pomanders. The fruit was purchased a few days ago, but there was finally an hour or so that we could sit and let the fragrances of the citrus and spices waft about. We usually see this done with oranges, but for years we have preferred using lemons and limes. They don't spoil nearly as often, and oranges are just too good for eating!Begin with nice, blemish-free fruits. If you'd like to hang it from a ribbon, tape or band off sections where the ribbon will go…
Repel Flies: 11 Plants that Repel Flies ~ Bless My Weeds
Natural ways to repel flies from your home and yard. 11 plants that will keep pests at bay while looking great and serving you numerous other purposes! Tips to keep pesky flies away, just with your plants!
Bye Bye Bugs: Organic Vegetable Garden Pest Control: recipe: 2tbs dishwashing liquid 1gal warm water mix and fill spray bottle add 1t baking soda for killing bugs and fungus
Killing Aphids with Soap. HOMEMADE INSECTICIDAL SOAP CONCENTRATE 1/4 cup grated soap (I use Fels-Naptha, but Ivory or other real soap - see above - will work) 4 cups hot water Stir soap into water until dissolved. Store in a jar until ready to use. To dilute for plant use: Add 1 tsp. concentrate per 4 cups (32 oz.) of water. Pour solution into a spray bottle. This soap is a contact poison - spray directly onto the aphids. It will not harm your plants.
How to Keep Rabbits And Other Animals Out Of Your Garden – Humanely, Organically, Frugally, & Sustainably
My sister wrote me last year asking for advice about her new vegetable garden in St. Louis. They have loads of little bunnies. Apparently they're extremely persistent and have been known to eat even jalapeño peppers! She was worried they will eat her yummy new lettuces, carrots, radishes, and considering their track record, even her tomatoes. So I wrote this post to help her and all the rest of you who have bunny problems! Many of these solutions will also work for deer, raccoons, coyotes…
Tip of the Day - Natural Insect Repellant That's Probably in Your Pantry! - Country Living in a Cariboo Valley
This post contains affiliate links. If you buy through these links, I may earn a small commission.June has been very rainy here this year. It’s actually been hard to get into the garden because the soil is so wet and I really don’t like walking on it when it’s like that. A couple of days of sunshine …