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Anyone who loves their garden spends a lot of time there. You lovingly care for all your garden plants and can hardly wait for the first magnificent flowers to open. The surprise of the gardener is all the worse when one day he finds his beloved garden infested with aphids. You can quickly drive to the garden center and take the most effective remedy against these annoying and harmless pests with you. Just! Stop! How many of us have any idea how toxic some supplements are? Of course they would serve their purpose and drive away the aphids along with their eggs. But what is the price of this liberation and how poisoned is the treated plant and the earth around it if we resort to conventional means? We would not find a truly satisfactory answer to this question. But we went in search of good solutions that are harmless to us.
With these 10 home remedies you can fight aphids naturally
One day they come out of nowhere and the whole garden is full of them
The first thing to do is to remove the aphids manually first
Fight aphids naturally with these 10 home remedies
In the event of an aphid infestation, you should act quickly. The little critters multiply so quickly that they will be eating the fresh shoots of the plants in no time. Today we offer 10 natural home remedies that you can easily prepare yourself. Surprisingly, everyone can find most of the ingredients at home. We'll tell you in a moment which common and effective means we're talking about today!
The annoying pests can be defeated with different hot or cold water extractors
Choosing the natural predators of our enemies is a good idea
1) nettle extract
To one liter of water you take 200g fresh nettle or 20g dried leaves. the Parts of the plant are poured with the water and left to stand for hours without fermenting. Then the affected leaves and stems are sprayed with the undiluted extract.
Stinging nettle is not only rich in iron and good for our he alth, but it can also drive away aphids
The plants should be treated several times with the chosen home remedy until you can no longer see aphids
2) Soapy water as a remedy against aphids
In order not to have a bad conscience, the gardener can use curd soap and dissolve it in the water. That would be the better alternative to synthetic detergents and cleaning agents and drives away the stubborn aphids. The mixing ratio is one tablespoon of soap to one liter of water.
Don't get hold of curd soap too quickly, just use a few drops of washing-up liquid with a little spirit, also diluted in water. Providing first aid should certainly be done quickly.
Soapy water is one of the best-known remedies against aphids
3) Ladybugs and other predators of aphids
For large-scale gardens it is worth knowing some natural predators of aphids. Leave some ladybugs in your garden and they will solve the difficult aphid problem in a natural way. It's worth "copying" more and more "tricks" from nature.
Release the ladybugs in the garden and continue gardening carefree
4) Make garlic broth yourself
If you've been of the opinion for a long time that chemicals have no place in your garden, get to know a versatile and obligatory household remedy for every kitchen - garlic.
You can make a garlic broth yourself from 100g of he althy cloves and spray the affected plants with it. Pour 3 liters of boiling water over 100g of garlic and leave to stand for 5-6 hours. Then filter the cold brew and pour it into a spray bottle.
Everyone should have garlic and onions at home and they can also be used to drive away aphids
Fresh, juicy and young shoots are quickly discovered by aphids
5) Common onion against aphids
The method of preparation here is similar to that of the garlic. 40g Onions are poured over with 5 liters of boiling water and left alone for at least 4 hours. The affected leaves should be sprayed with this mixture for 10 days.
Onion broth against leaf insects and for strengthened plants
The vinegar is really an all-rounder. Add 1L of water to 100ml of vinegar. This is used to spray all plants. Danger! Aphids can be carriers of serious diseases. Don't take the problem lightly!
The all-rounder vinegar also helps us to save the infested plants in the garden
The diseased plants should be treated and their leaves cleaned for about 10 days.
7) Black tea is also good against aphids
A good tea not only tastes fantastic, but can also be used against aphids. Simply boil your tea and let it steep for about 15 minutes. When the tea has cooled, it can finally be sprinkled over the plants.
The good black tea can not only taste good but also fight annoying insects
A strong infusion of black tea will get rid of aphids fairly quickly
8) Oregano- the effective remedy
Oregano is not only popular in the kitchen. In addition to the fact that the aroma of the spice is known in the culinary arts, a decoction made from the herb can also be used to effectively combat aphids in the garden. For 100g fresh (or 10g dried) oregano leaves take 1L of boiling water. Let the tea steep for about 15 minutes and then strain. When the oregano stock has cooled down, you can decant it and use it selectively.
This popular medicinal plant and culinary highlight can still be effective against aphids
9) Bracken Broth
Here the ratio between the fern and the water is 100:10 again, or to put it another way, take 100g of fern leaves and 1 liter of water and mix both together. The resulting mixture can be used effectively against aphids and also strengthens the plants instead of poisoning them.
The fern leaves drive away aphids and strengthen the infested plants
10) Neem oil - the miracle weapon
Here, too, we should mix the home remedy with water. So that fat can dissolve in water, you need emulsifiers. In this case, Rimulgan is recommended. The first solution can be used undiluted and consists of 1ml neem oil, 1ml rimulgan and 500ml water. Pour all ingredients into a small spray bottle, close and shake vigorously. Shake before each use!
The action of neem oil limits the reproduction of aphids. If you choose a natural essential oil for a better aroma, you should know that the oil also increases the effect of the aphid remedy.
Many good things can be done with neem oil, including effective control of aphids in the garden
Neem can be mixed with other essential oils to increase the effect
Rediscover and learn to use the power of nature
It is actually beautiful, convenient and also very advanced that nowadays you can buy everything. It would be even better to take environmentally friendly home remedies that are effective and still do not harm people or nature. We're not reinventing the world. We simply lean on the ancient knowledge of our grandparents and use it in a modern context.
Although aphids appear harmless at first glance, they can be carriers of serious diseases.
Everyone should know best for themselves how they shape their own life. Nevertheless, one must never forget that plants, humans and animals live in a close relationship. And even if it is unimportant to us how he althy our everyday life is, we must not disturb others with our way of life!
First you wonder why your plants have turned so white and then you notice the small insects regularly distributed on the leaf
How much you look forward to the blooming of the roses and then the aphids appear out of nowhere
There are good ways and means to deal with aphids without having to poison nature