Advice 1: Is it possible to water garden plants with soapy water

Some gardeners claim that from spilling out under the plant buckets with soapy water or the remains of the powder after washing, continuous use. That statement is incorrect. Watering with soapy water the plants, not profit. However, the soap in the care of vegetable crops can apply.
How to use in the garden soap

How to use soap

The soap is a lye. Soap water solution is alkali, which is itself useful for plants substances does not. If you pour soapy water on the soil, and even in large amounts, can burn roots and kill plants. That is, the soapy water truck crops is not only unnecessary, but harmful.

But soap is an indispensable means of dealing with many plant diseases and garden pests-garden. Only need to prepare a special solution of 40 g grated grated soap, which is diluted in 10 liters of water. This solution should not be watered and spray the leaves of vegetable plants after watering in the early growing season to the period of fruiting. This is done to get rid of many misfortunes.


A solution of hot pepper with soap gets rid of slugs. 100 g raw or 50 g of dried hot peppers you need to fill a liter of water, leave for two days, and then boil for an hour and cool. A half-liter of the resulting solution may be added to the bucket of soapy water and spray the garden early morning or late evening.

A decoction of yarrow with soap helps to get rid of cruciferous bugs. 800 g of dry grass, yarrow poured a bucket of water and boiled for half an hour. Then the broth is filtered, it is diluted with 40 g of soap, and processed (sprayed) infected plants.

The solution of soap with the addition of 100 g of ash (for 10 liters of solution) is an effective tool for getting rid of of cruciferous flea beetles.

From carrot moth helps the decoction of the tops of the tomatoes with soap. 3.5 kg of foliage finely cut and poured with a bucket of boiling water. All this is infused for two days, added the soap. The product is for spraying.

Spider mite afraid of soap solution in combination with tincture of black henbane. 500 g of leaves of henbane is poured into a bucket of water and infuse 12 hours. Then add 40 grams of household soap. This tool is very toxic, to spray, they need pinpoint places where spider mite, observing the measures of personal protection.

From aphids eliminates the infusion bitterling creeping with soap and water. 1 kg of dry grass poured a bucket of hot water and infused for 48 hours. Then the infusion is added 40 g of soap. The tool is also toxic and needs to be treated with caution.

All solutions, including soap, should be applied to the leaves and stems of plants after watering. It is desirable that they do not fall on the ground, the more you should not shed them at the root of the plant buckets. Processing garden from pests with a solution of soap can be carried out not more than three times per season.

Advice 2: What is soap root

Soap root, or Saponaria officinalis is a perennial plant of the family Caryophyllaceae. The name soapwort received for the ability to form a thick soapy foam used for commercial purposes. But not only for the quality of the plant is much appreciated. It is widely used for medicinal and cosmetic purposes.
What is soap root

Description and use soap root

Soap root has a red-brown rhizome with branches. Part of the ground reaches a height of 100 cm, hairy stem, with ovate-oblong and lanceolate rough leaves decorated with pink or white flowers, gathered in corymbose panicle.

To the evening around the blooming. the aroma is so strong that it is impossible not to feel. By the end of August in place of flowers formed boxes with lots of small black seeds.

Meet soap root it is possible practically in all territory of the Russian Federation. Soapwort is widely distributed on the flood plains, forest clearings, riverine Sands. Many gardeners grow the plant on private land.
Soap root is ideal for washing delicate fabrics. Prepare a mixture of 1 kg roots and 1 liter of boiling water. Use for hand or machine washing, pre-strain the composition.

The roots and rhizome of soapwort contain large amounts of triterpene saponins, pectins, carbohydrates, sepharose and mucus. Due to this the content of the soap root is used as antimicrobial, diuretic, choleretic, diaphoretic and Antirheumatic agents.

Traditional medicine recommends a decoction of the root of soapwort to treat persistent coughs, sore throats, gout, kidney and spleen.

For cooking and medicinal decoction pour a teaspoon of chopped roots boiled water, bring to a boil, cool, strain, bring to the original volume. Take 1 tablespoon 2-3 times a day for the advice of a doctor.

Use the prepared solution for cosmetic purposes to treat acne. Wipe cleansed face 2 times a day or make a mask by soaking a clean cloth with warm water and put it on the face. Keep the area around the eyes and mouth were free. Keep the mask need not exceed 10 minutes.

In the Middle ages, a decoction of soap root was treated for leprosy and any problems associated with skin diseases. Currently, this plant is also widely used in cosmetology and folk medicine.
Build time soap root – late fall. At this time, the plant has maximum therapeutic value.

Be careful while treatment of soap root!

Please don't forget to use the infusion of soap root in is possible only on the recommendation of a physician. To say that the root is poisonous too little. The plant contains enough dangerous substances and improper use can cause poisoning.

Advice 3: What plant is afraid of aphids

Such a pest for plants as aphids are familiar, perhaps, to every grower. To get rid of small Lepidoptera without chemicals is difficult, but many gardeners use as repellent agents is very common plants.
What plant is afraid of aphids
Aphid - a small insect that can spread rapidly, causing a variety of damage to leaves and stems. It feeds on plant juice, as a result, garden plots, planted with beautiful flowers, come to the aesthetic of poverty, and sometimes aphid strikes such serious viruses that the plants simply can not cope with them and die.
To prevent the appearance of aphids will help planting in the garden of umbelliferous plants. For example, carrots, parsley, dill, and many others which will attract these two-winged insects, like the hover – ardent devourers of aphids. A very good way to put in the garden flower pots filled with wood shavings – there, most likely, will live earwigs (in the parlance of dvukhvostka) – loves to eat aphids.
One of trusted medicines, against garden pests, is a decoction of wormwood, just brew into a two-gallon bucket of hot water an armful of Mature sagebrush (different yellow inflorescences), cool. This decoction is necessary to periodically water and spray garden. Wormwood is a reliable way of dealing with existing aphids and in preventing its occurrence in the future.
Effective against aphids a decoction of chamomile: steep for 6 sachet (or 3 tablespoons) in 1 litre of water. This broth must be periodically sprayed places where pests, because they usually settle their slots, and are clearly visible in the early morning, when out to feed. But the Daisy did not deter aphids, on the contrary, the wild flower, the insect often settles, taking up space on the stem from the root to the Bud.
Effective lavender planted in the garden near the roses. This plant has the amazing ability to deter aphids are green, so lovely roses will remain safe and sound.
Many suggest to put around the cherry tree, the nasturtium, as it will serve as a distracting target for the black aphids. Especially nasturtiums to win aphids is not difficult. In the battle with the black aphids will help and thyme planted near bean plants.
Banish pests with a garden watering can special decoction of nettles. You can brew and green and the plant is already dried, the volume of water and grass 3:1. Periodic watering this decoction will help to get rid of aphids in a couple of days.
In any case, it is not recommended to abuse of various kinds of chemicals in the fight against aphids, as they will harm the insect lovers aphids: the earwigs, gorzalka, the ladybirds, and some others. So the best option in the battle with garden pests is planting the right plants that can most safely for your garden to handle the aphids.
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