It may sound strange, but soap can be used against many garden pests. It is probably one of the oldest pesticides, cheap and less polluting than usual insecticides.
How to prepare
- Use pure homemade soap or cheap perfume-free soap
- Grate soap to obtain 2 tablespoons of flakes
- Mix the soap with 1 liter of water and shake well until the soap dissolves
- Apply the liquid by pulverizing it directly onto plants attacked by aphids or other pests
- The recipe is very efficient, especially in case of insects with a soft body
Don’t use detergent instead od soap!
Don’t use a higher concentration, as it will damage plants.
If you use recipients of other cleaning liquids, wash them well before use.