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Mix four teaspoons of potassium bicarbonate in one gallon of water, and spray plants infected with cedar apple rust. Baking soda (which contains sodium and bicarbonate) is also an effective fungicide, but potassium bicarbonate is better for the soil.
Bordeaux mixture, a fungicide and insecticide usually made from copper sulfate and lime, is also used to treat fungal diseases. However, Bordeaux mixture can stain wood and concrete surfaces, so exercise care when spraying plants.
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It's easy to make your own oil based spray at home and it's totally safe. All you need is a little vegetable oil and
Oil based sprays are very useful in controlling a wide range of insect pests in the garden. Pests like scale, aphids,
smooth skinned caterpillars, mites and even young grasshoppers suffocate when their bodies are covered with
You can even use oil sprays to deter the citrus leaf miner.
Here’s how it’s done:
1. In a blender, combine 2 cups of vegetable oil with ½ cup of dishwashing liquid. Blend it up until it’s well mixed.
This is your concentrate and can be stored in a jar. Be sure to label it and include the dilution rate on the label.
2. To prepare the concentrate for use, dilute 1 tablespoon in a litre of water, mix it well and spray the pest as well
as both sides of the foliage thoroughly.
3. Always follow this dilution rate, because you can burn the foliage if it’s too strong and there are a few other
rules; don’t apply it in hot weather and avoid using it on plants with hairy foliage as well as ferns, palms and
cycads as this can also cause leaf burn.
4. Regular applications of this easy to make oil based spray will help protect your plants from many common
pests found in the garden. Why don’t you try it yourself