Natural remedies for the garden with medicinal plants

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Among the great variety of what we call medicinal plants, there are some that can be used as natural remedies to solve pests and other types of problems that affect our garden.

It is surprising the amount of resources that nature itself offers us to solve these types of problems and thus be able to avoid using pesticides and fungicides that in the long run cause irreparable damage to the ecosystem.

Below are some of the natural remedies that can be very useful to combat pests and significantly help both the flower garden itself and horticultural products, for example, fruit trees.

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Nettle to stimulate vegetation

Both the nettle urens as the dioecious nettle they are excellent vegetative stimulants.
Both have a composition rich in nitrogen and mineral salts.

These plants can be used fresh or dried. In the preparation that we cite below, they are used in both ways. For an optimal result it is recommended to collect the nettle at the time of flowering and put it to dry in the shade. For the preparation we will need 2 kilos of fresh nettle, 400 grams of dried nettle and 20 liters of water.
The plants are left to marinate in the water for 5 days, stirring daily from time to time.
Once this time has elapsed, strain it and the preparation is diluted in double quantity of water.

This preparation is used to stimulate plant growth, to prevent mildew, against red spider mites, etc.

Nettle plant

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Horsetail against mildew

Mildew, or mildew, is a term used to refer to members of the two families of fungi that parasitize plants.
These two families are that of the downy mildew (Peronosporaceae), and that of powdery mildew (Erysiphaceae). The latter are parasites especially on the leaves of plants and owe their name to their numerous white spores that form a kind of dusty cobweb on the surface of the leaves.
The attack of these fungi causes their curl and interferes with the growth of new shoots on the plant.
They generally affect plants that grow in the shade in humid regions.
The horse tail fights these fungi effectively, while strengthening plants.

To make a natural preparation against mildew, we will need 1 kilo of horsetail and 10 liters of water.
The horsetail should be soaked in 10 liters of water for a full day.
After 24 hours of maceration, boil this preparation for about twenty minutes over low heat and, finally, strain.
One part of this horsetail preparation is diluted in four parts of water. Used this preparation in the garden, it will protect the plants from mildew, in addition to notably reinforcing them.

Garlic and onion as natural fungicides

The Garlic and the onion they are two of the most complete natural remedies that exist.
Both garlic and onion are effective against fungi. As for the onion, the marine variety is recommended (Urginea maritima).

Using half a kilo of garlic and onion, (preferably a little more garlic than onion), we will make a natural preparation against fungi. The onion and garlic are mixed in 10 liters of water. It is recommended to crush the garlic and onions before marinating them. Then it is marinated for a full day and then it is strained.
The preparation obtained is diluted in turn in a proportion of one liter of it for every 7 of water and is spread in the garden.

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Garlic and onions

Chamomile to stimulate resistance to pests and diseases

The chamomile It has, in addition to numerous medicinal properties, a strong action on plants with regard to their resistance against pests.
But not only that: the infusion of chamomile also helps fight diseases and gives resistance to them.

To prepare a natural immunizer for our plants, we are going to use 50 grams of chamomile and 10 liters of water.
With these ingredients, make an infusion and let it rest for about 15 minutes.
Strain it and apply undiluted on the plants.

Ant and moth repellent with tansy

There are several ways to keep ants and moths away. The earthworm grass or tansy it fulfills this function very well.

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To prepare a natural pesticide we will need 300 g of worm grass (or tansy) and 10 liters of water.
Prepare an infusion with the vermicompost and water in the amounts specified above and let it rest for approximately ten minutes.
Strain and then apply on the plants.

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