Using Essential Oils in controlling diseases and pests in the garden.
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There are many essential oils that are made naturally
that are perfect for home and garden use in terms of pest control and disease control.
Especially when it comes to using it for controlling diseases on plants.
How does it work? Essential oils are high energy oils
made up of the essential materials (oils) that it may have. this is done
through a distillation process similar to making tea and boiling away the
liquid until you have a strong solution of the tea or herb used.
These Oils are the key to how effective this mixture will be and how it
directly effects the disease. For starters, the oil gives off a strong
aroma of the herb or whatever it was made from (oils can be made from many
things not just from herbs but from flower, tree, any plants, anything
from the sea, etc). It is this strong smell that directly affect the
insects that carry the disease around by repelling them and keeping them
away, you keep the disease away also. Another way, oils are effective in
controlling disease is that it will kill the insect if it is sprayed
directly on the insect. The oils will suffocate the insect. Still one
more way essential oils effect disease is that the oils themselves when
mixed with water (in proper proportions) will coat the spore of the
disease and inhibit their growth! Wonderful no?
How to start using Essential Oils in Controlling
diseases in the garden.
Add a small amount of essential oil to your
spraying of effected plants (remember it will also kill Beneficials as
well). Usually 1 drop per gallon water will be enough.
Add 4 drops per gallon water for sprays to be used
directly on insects and not on plants. Spray an area around the plants
effected to protect them from any pest attacking them.
Use essential oils to control the ants as ants spread
disease around. See also Dances with
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