Gardening Problems

Organic Tips for Gardening

gardening problems

If you garden..... you will have to deal with gardening problems. If you practice organic gardening (as I do), you'll likely find these tips for gardening helpful to you.

These are simple garden solutions for the organic garden. They are ideas for gardens that include garden pests, and garden pest control using garden bug spray that is safe when gardening organic.

Try one of these easy homemade solutions to help solve your gardening problems.

Problems with Deer

To discourage deer from feeding on your roses:

(Deer LOVE tender rose shoots)

Try this organic concoction to controlling pests:

Blend together the following:

3 eggs, 1/3 cup Tabasco Sauce, 1 cup water, 1/3 liquid dish soap

Mix with one gallon of water- Spray on rose bushes,weekly. Wear gloves and goggles when using this spray!!! Tabasco sauce can be very irritating (and) painful in the eyes or on your skin.

One wiff sends the deer off in another direction! Another deterrent to deer is hair -Human or animal - scatter some around or amidst the plants!

Deal with Fungus on Roses Organically!

Powdery Mildew Problems in The Garden

  ~Instead of chemicals- Try these organic gardening solutions! ~

An organic way to deal with Powdery Mildew is to prevent it with a milk bath.

Mix 1/3 cup milk (whole or skim) with 3 cups of water.

Shake well.

Pour in a spray bottle and mist on plants until it drips from the leaves.

Repeat once a week with a new batch.

Also useful on garden phlox and other flowers and vegetables (strawberries)etc. that are affected by powdery mildew.

Black Spot Roses

 ~The baking Soda cure to gardening problems ~

Mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon of any mild dish soap, with a quart of water. Pour into a spray bottle. Spray the tops and undersides of the foliage (leaves and stems) of your roses.

Apply once a week, ONLY on cloudy days, because it can burn foliage on hot sunny days!

It can prevent black spot on roses, and also stop the spread of the fungal disease!

Learn more about Black Spot and other cures for it

Fertilizer Burn

To much fertilizer can burn the plant. The edges of the leaves, or even the whole leaf will turn brown, crisp, and growth slows.

You should always water the ground around the plant before you fertilizer. Apply fertilizer according to the directions More is not better! Be sure to water the plant well after applying the fertilizer as well.

If you notice fertilizer burn from over-fertilizing; Water heavily to flush the fertilizer from the soil.

Common Garden Weeds

Do you get weeds in your garden paths? An organic solution to getting rid of weeds in a garden path, is to spray them with ordinary vinegar.

(Be careful not to let any of the spray get on your plants)! It will kill good plants as well as bad!

You might also like to read; Care of Roses

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