Alternatives to Conventional Garden Chemicals?
Yes, I know they say Neem oil, Dr Earth and some Safer products are all approved for organic use. But my problem is I still lnow how to read and some of those ingredients I do not consider organic or safe (since I do have problems with chemical allergies).
So I'm always experimenting with grocery type of products to mix and match to get suitable results as good as those chemicals. When I see an ingredient label therefore I want to see raw milk, organic dry milk powder, lemon juice, isoprophyll alcohol, Dr. Bronner's soap etc. etc.. Each of these I can confirm the ingredients and I also can read the ingredient label and understand it.
So for me it's just starting going into powdery mildew and cabbage fly season.
Powdery mildew I always have used the dry milk/water mixture. It's helps some but it's not perfect. So I'm just wondering if anyone has found something else which works well for them.
As for cabbage flies, I always used floating row covers and they do work perfect. But this year I inter-planted my brassica bed with other plant families, one of them happens to be tomatoes. I can't hide tomatoes under an 8 foot row cover just so the cabbage family stays safe from the cabbage worm.
So, as every experiment goes, you have to find new or other ways to get anticipated results.
Anyone else found good suggestions for insect control, fungicide control etc.?
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