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When To Spray Fruit Trees

Every fruit grower will realize sooner or later that in order to have beautiful and healthy fruit one must follow a spraying schedule and know when to spray fruit trees.

According to my gardening books, professional growers spray fruit trees at every stage: dormant, green tip, 1/2 inch green, pink blooms beginning, full bloom, after the petals fall, Read the rest of this entry »

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Insect Knockout Salsa Spray

Are you having problems getting rid of insects and/or bugs which are eating your vegetables and/or plants?

Santa Barbara gardener and author Kathleen Yeomans has a favorite spray which she finds most helpful for any  insects bothering her plants. She said that this homemade salsa which is just a little stronger than the salsa you eat can paralyze those pesky little insects ranging from Read the rest of this entry »


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Mosquito Control – Experimenting with Garlic Spray

Have you ever used garlic spray to get rid of mosquitoes?

In the comments below the article “Garlic Spray Recipe,  Nicasio Martinez, who lives in the Philippines,  had written that he would use the garlic spray to get rid of   mosquitoes that carry the dengue fever (also known as yellow fever according to Wikipedia) which kills many children. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apple Maggots Controlled

What are apple maggots, and how can one get rid of them?

The apple maggot fly pierces a hole in the apple skin in order to deposit its eggs which in turn becomes a larvae, a maggot, that tunnels its way throughout the apple as it feeds. These larvae are known as apple maggots (also referred to as railroad worms). The apple maggots produce one to two generations each and hibernate in the soil as brown pupae. Read the rest of this entry »

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Garlic Spray Recipe

Garlic spray seems to have a deterring effect on a  wide range of insects, so you may want to try this homemade garlic spray to get rid of aphids or even ants.

Since garlic has such a strong smell, it confuses insects in search of their favourite plants, so this spray works best before plant infestation.  So for maximum effect, spray before pests have become a problem. Read the rest of this entry »

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Get Rid Of Grasshoppers The Eco-Friendly Way

To get rid of grasshoppers the eco-friendly way, you have a choice of at least three methods.

A first method which can be used to get rid of grasshoppers the eco-friendly way is to keep ducks or chicken or even turkey and allow them  to run around your farm freely before you plant your garden in order to eliminate the grasshoppers in the environment.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Get Rid of Scale the Ecofriendly Way

What is scale, and how can a person get rid of scale the ecofriendly way?

If you see small, hard or soft, round or oval bumps on stems, leaves, or fruit, you are probably looking at an adult female hiding under a hard shell and sucking the sap out of your plant. Read the rest of this entry »

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