Some pests are stubborn and strain the nerves, because they just do not want to give in. A heavily infested with lice plant is not pretty to look at. Plants affected by powdery mildew are even less so, because they lose their leaves and end up completely bare.
Often, only spraying can help. If intervention is necessary, then it should be as ecological as possible. Sodium bicarbonate is the miracle cure par excellence. I am therefore not surprised that it can also be used as an agent against aphids, powdery mildew and powdery mildew.
The simplest variant for an uncomplicated sodium bicarbonate spray consists only of some sodium bicarbonate and water. Really simple, isn’t it? Supplemented with other ingredients, it also works against scale and mealybugs.
But there are also three options for powdery mildew and stardust. Sodium bicarbonate against aphids This spray consists of a modular system. It works very well as a basic recipe, is adaptable for rain, and with an additive, it works for stubborn aphid infestations.
For the basic recipe you need 1/2 teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate
1 liter of water additive for adhesion in watering and rain water
1 teaspoon of cooking oil (eg. sunflower oil)
1/4 teaspoon grated curd soap, preferably without palm oil (alternatively organic curd soap from Sonett) Additive against scale and mealybugs 2 teaspoons alcohol (alternatively organic alcohol)
And this is how you prepare the spray: Mix the ingredients from the basic recipe, supplemented with other ingredients as needed. For good adhesion, warm the base mixture slightly so that the grated curd soap can be stirred in more quickly in the next step.
Only when the soap shavings are completely dissolved, add the oil. The addition of alcohol against the more difficult lice is added just before spraying.
The alcohol would otherwise evaporate beforehand. Now just pour the finished liquid into the spray bottle and your anti-lice spray is ready to use. For smear and blood lice, another recipe with soft soap will help you. You can find many other natural remedies against lice here.
Additive for adhesion to watering and rain water 1 teaspoon of cooking oil (e.g. sunflower oil) 1/4 teaspoon of grated curd soap, preferably without palm oil (alternatively organic curd soap from Sonett).
Soda remedy against powdery mildew and star soot For these two fungal diseases of plants, there are three different ecological remedies with sodium bicarbonate.
Simple spray remedy for roses 2 teaspoons of baking soda 1 liter of water Mix the ingredients, fill the liquid in the spray bottle and spray your roses every 10 days. Spray remedy with soybean oil on roses 2 teaspoons of baking soda, 1 liter of water 1 teaspoon of rimulgan (natural emulsifier from tea tree oil) 1 tablespoon of soybean oil
This is how you make the anti-lice remedy: First mix the oil with the emulsifier rimulgan. If the oil is too cold and does not combine with the rimulgan, first warm it slowly in a water bath and then mix it with rimulgan. In the other container, dissolve baking soda in the water, then slowly stir it into the oil. Stir until a milky mixture is formed. Pour the mixture into the spray bottle and shake it well before use. Repeat the spraying every 10 days.
Spray with neem oil for cucumbers and apples To get rid of powdery mildew or powdery mildew on cucumbers and apples, you need a different, natural spray. To do this, replace the soybean oil in the previous recipe with cold-pressed, hand-warmed neem oil.
You can get it at many health food stores or alternatively online. The amount of sodium bicarbonate is to be halved, the procedure and the application are otherwise the same as in the previous recipe. As you can see, with just a few simple steps you can make some good and effective remedies against a wide variety of aphids from natural ingredients.
The usually much more expensive and sometimes with toxic chemicals added products can safely stay in the store. How else to use sodium bicarbonate, you can learn here.