Wednesday, May 12, 2021

12 Plants That Can Repel Mosquitoes

 

Source: 15 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Mosquitoes in Your Yard

  1. Basil
  2. Catnip
  3. Citronella
  4. Eucalyptus
  5. Garlic
  6. Lavender
  7. Lemongrass
  8. Marigolds
  9. Mint
  10. Peppermint
  11. Rosemary
  12. Sage
And many more!

References:
https://www.countryliving.com/gardening/garden-ideas/g2479/plants-that-repel-mosquitoes/?slide=12
https://www.gardendesign.com/plants/mosquito-repellent.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--TxuKZOsNQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftdqeS4XSFU

Monday, April 12, 2021

12 Clever Plant Hacks and many more hacks!

 



Put a stem of rose in a pot by dipping or putting a small amount of honey on it and sticking it in a potato. Honey stimulates roots and potato fertilizes.

Use an empty bottle, cut holes or punch holes on it. Put leaves of succulents on the holes. Refill with 2 inches of water. New succulents sprout in 4 weeks.

Use a rope and a bottle by placing the bottle on a table and the plant on the floor. Insert one end of the rope in the bottle and the other end placed at the soil of thet plant. The plants will self water for 2 weeks. This is good if you will be going on vacation.

Falling hair or hair from your brush or combs can be used in plants. Just mixed it with the soil. Nitrogen in hair promotes nutrients.

Avoid bugs by placing the sharpened pencil excesses around the plant. Cedar wood repels pests.

Use coffee filter and water bottle and then tying the cutout water bottles by layers. Put some soil in each and hang them. It recycles water, you only need to water the topmost bottle.

Alternative for plant food, mixed lemon, sugar, and bleach in a bottle. Use this as an easy plant food replacement.

Mix hydrogen peroxide with water and used it to avoid rotting roots.

Rice water washings can be used and placed on ice trays to form ice cubes. Starches in rice nourishes soil.

Do not throw the water after boiling eggs. Cool it down and use it to water your plants. Calcium keeps soil healthy.

Pebbles and soil on your old hanging organizer. Then places some seeds on an orange peeling and placed it on the mixture. The seeds will grow.

Mix water and soap in a bottle. Use this to water your plants especially if there are many flies around them. Soap repels flies.

Use an ice cream and put some flower seeds on it. Plant them when you see some growth already. Cone acts as a biodegradable seed starter.

References:

https://www.facebook.com/watch/112284674585/2623122114638189/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgbbSl24r10