I have gathered these Homemade Recipes for Rose Pests from various sources. Some I have tried, others I have not.
If you are like me, you would rather search for an organic solution to dealing with problems on your rose bushes.
No longer do you have to spray or dust your roses with harmful chemicals trying to eliminate every bug in the garden!
Organic gardeners know that not all bugs are bad! Some in fact are very important for the well being of your plants.
If you agree, take a look at these easy Homemade recipes for rose pests, and give them a try if needed.
Note: If you do try any of these organic Homemade recipes for rose pests, be sure to follow the directions to a tee..(Don't add more of something thinking it will be more helpful), it won't.... it will only make the concoction stronger...(Maybe to strong)
And try it on a couple leaves, or a small portion of the bush, and on only one bush at a time, don't rush to use it on the whole garden! If it works like the intended purpose, do more..
Baking Soda and Horticultural Oil
Mix all into a spray bottle
*Do three applications of this- Spray once every 3-4 days
Spray the foliage, be sure to spray the undersides.
Do not spray the soil, and do not pour mixture on soil.
Effective against Powdery Mildew
You can use any milk, including skim, and even powdered milk.
* Do three applications - Once Every 5-7 days.
Milk spray is said to prevent and control Black spot and Mildew.
Mix the garlic with the mineral oil and let set for a day....
Then add it to the water and dish soap
Combine 1-2 Tablespoons of this mix with 2 cups of water for your spray.
Important step! Spray on a few leaves as a test, check them after a few days to be sure there is no damage to them. If all looks good....spray thoroughly covering all the foliage.
An application or two should be enough...
Garlic spray is effective against aphids, whiteflies, leafhoppers, and certain fungi.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Mix together in a spray bottle
Spray the foliage, including the undersides
* Do 3 applications Spray once a day every 2-3 days
Said to treat Black Spot, True Leaf Spot, and Mildew
Cut or rip the leaves into small pieces.
Put leaves in pot of water and boil. (full rolling boil)
Remove from heat and allow to steep for not less than an hr. (The longer the better) Overnight is good.
Strain the solution and use in a spray bottle.
Leaf residue can be added to the compost.
Spray effected plants thoroughly.
***You should make a fresh batch each time you spray. (A reader commented that she keeps it refrigerated, but I caution you that Rhubarb leaves are toxic, so it would be detrimental to accidentally drink spray made from the leaves!)
This Homemade Recipe for Rose pests is said to destroy Fungal Diseases, and Aphids