Disease Control

Keeping the garden healthy and beautiful without contributing in the destruction of the environment is the main objective of every organic gardener around the world. And one way to achieve this is by using gardening remedies which are organic in nature.

Here Are Ten Organic Remedies That You Can Try For Your Garden

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1. Slug Beer Trap 

Slugs love beer so much that for them it’s a drink to die for, LITERALLY! To set up a slug beer trap, all you need is a container for the beer that you will use. An old ball, cups, and bowls will do. Bury your chosen container just until it is the same level with the soil. Next fill your container with beer and leave it in your garden. When the slugs come for the beer, they will get stuck into the container and the slugs will drown in the process.

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We are talking about unique tricks here! So go and read on to keep those weeds away:

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1. Newspapers

Put a thick layer of those old newspapers you have in your home, on top of the soil. Prepare your beds, then your compost, and put your soaker hose down, before putting the newsaper down. Thay way, you can be sure that your plants are watered, while those weed seeds that land on top, don’t. Also, tear a hole in the newspaper where you would place the seeds. In time, it would decompose too, which will add humus to the soil.

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Who doesn’t have the urge to search for cheap alternative materials that we could use for everyday life? Surely, most of us do. Well, we found out that plain old kitchen cinnamon has many great uses for your plants. So spice things up and check these 6 of the best things cinnamon can do for your greeneries:

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1. Rooting hormone

See those chemical stuffs they sell for this purpose? Forget that. Just apply cinnamon powder onto your plants’ stems, when cutting.

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Tomato blight may be considered a gardener’s nightmare because it does not only infect tomatoes but also eggplants and potatoes as well as other crops. This disease not only damages infected crops but also kills them so the poor gardener is left with no harvest even after weeks of toiling and hard work!

Symptoms Of Blight

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Before your crop is ruined, you need to know how to recognize the symptoms of tomato blight. There are two kinds of blight: early blight and late blight. Both kinds are dangerous to crops and these are the symptoms for each:

Early Blight

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  • Leaf – 1 or 2 spots each leaf up to ½ inch in diameter; spots have tan centers with concentric rings in them; spots have yellow halos around the edges
  • Fruit – dark, sunken spots appear on the stem end of fruits
  • Stem – dark, sunken cankers at or above the soil line.

Late Blight

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  • Leaf – pale green spots usually near the edges of tips of foliage that turn brown to purplish-black; fuzzy mold on the undersides of leaves during humid weather
  • Fruit – brown, leathery spots appear on green fruit; spots are usually on the top and sides of the fruit; , white mold forms in humid weather
  • Stem – black and brown spots appear and spread; during humid conditions, entire vines can be killed very quickly

The earlier you recognize tomato blight, the easier it is to get rid of it. So always inspect your crops and be on the lookout for the symptoms of early or late blight. The moment you notice the tell-tale signs, start treating the plant right away.

Next: Organic Treatment of Tomato Blight

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