Which natural pesticides have you used that worked for you?

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  1. Wasteless Project profile image89
    Wasteless Projectposted 5 years ago

    Which natural pesticides have you used that worked for you?

    I am experimenting on urban rooftop farming in Mumbai, but I lately had a lot of trouble with insect pests... As my objective is to grow my vegetables in an organic manner I would like to know, if any of you had success with using natural remedies. I used vinegar-water for example, but it didn't work at all... Please share your experiences!

  2. cloverleaffarm profile image74
    cloverleaffarmposted 5 years ago

    Neem is a great natural pesticide. I use the herb, and make it into a spray. I usually mix other herbs like marigold (tagetes) and garlic. You can also use neem oil if you can find it in your area.

    1. Wasteless Project profile image89
      Wasteless Projectposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, I have been planning to use Neem since a while. On the other hand even my Marigolds and Basil have been attacked by lice - which really surprised me, as I knew that they both have natural repellant properties...

  3. BahamasFinder profile image66
    BahamasFinderposted 5 years ago

    Hi and here are a few tips that might help you.  First off the vinegar and water might have been to powerful for your plants. The vinegar is often times used to kill plants so I would not recommend this. You can however take your used dish water from after your done doing household dishes preferable with dawn dish soap, take the cold water and mist it onto your plants. This will get rid of most types of house hold pests with out harming your plants or you in the process.

  4. Novel Treasure profile image88
    Novel Treasureposted 4 years ago

    We use a chili powder spray but it is more effective against animals and vermin than it is bugs. I have heard neem oil is good, but you can also try companion planting. That is where you plant certain plants together to help deter bugs and predators.

    For example, onions with carrots are mutually beneficial. The carrots help deter the onion fly and the onions help deter the carrot fly. "Carrots love Tomatoes" is an excellent book on companion planting.


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