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Tips from Organic NZ


With Philippa Jamieson, Editor of Organic NZ

Aphid Spray

Grated rind of one Lemon
1 Litre Boiling Water
Either 1 tsp Cooking oil or one squirt of Dishwashing Liquid

Method:

Grate the Lemon rind into a heat proof container. Pour the boiling water on top, cover and leave overnight.

Decant into a spray bottle and aid the oil or dishwashing liquid.

Spray both on top and under leaves for aphids

Compost Tea

2-3 good handfuls of Compost
Litre of water

Method:

Pour the water over the compost. Mix with for as long as you can manage (the longer the better). Kids love doing this!

If you want to use as a spray sieve the mixture and decant into a spray bottle.

This is very good for spraying onto young seedlings.

Mildew Spray

1 tsp Baking soda
1 Litre Cold Water
1 tsp Oil or a squirt of Dishwashing Liquid.

Method:

Mix all together and decant into a spray bottle. Spray leaves as the first sign of Mildew spreading, early in the morning before full sun.

(TX: 4 November 2011)


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