Easy-to-make homemade organic pesticides for your garden
Everyday, we bring home vegetables and fruits soaked up in dangerous pesticides and other chemicals which completely destroys our health. Here are some organic pesticides that can be easily made at home and are harmless to the soil.
This is a mix of kerosene and washing soap and is effective in controlling insects that suck up the sap. Dissolve 500 grams of ordinary washing soap in 4.5 litre warm water. When the solution cools, add 9 litre kerosene. The pesticide is ready to use after adding 15-20 times more water to the solution.
This can be preparing by steeping 500 grams of tobacco in 4.5 litre water for 24 hours. Dissolve 120 gram of ordinary bar soap separately in another vessel. The soap solution is added to tobacco decoction and mixed thoroughly. Dilute this stock solution by adding 6-7 times more water before spraying. This is very effective for controlling aphids and other soft-bodied insects.
Neem kernel suspension
In a cloth bag, put 50 gram crushed neem seed kernels and soak the cloth bag in one litre water for 12 hours. The extract can be directly used for spraying.
Cow urine, Bird’s eye chilli and asafoetida suspension
This bio-pesticide is used to keep small insects at bay. Soak 20 grams of asafoetida in 5 litres of water and mix this solution with 500 ml cow urine. Add 15 grams of grinded bird’s eye chilli. This mixture can be used after sieving.
Attack of grasshoppers and aphids can be controlled with the use of ginger extract. Plants can be sprayed with paste of 50 grams of ginger diluted in two litres of water.
Papaya leaf extract
Leaf eating insects can be destroyed with the use of Papaya leaf suspension. This is prepared by grinding into paste 50 gram of papaya leaf soaked up in 100 millilitre water. The solution can be used on plants after diluting with 3-4 times more water.
This is one of the most effective bio-insecticide used by farmers and households alike. The herb is very effective in curbing worms and aphids. Mix the paste made from 20 gram of turmeric with 200 millilitre cow urine and then dilute it with 2 litres of water.