Aramids’ Cauldron

Well it is that time of year again, the gardens have been plowed,
seeds have been sown and are now poking through the ground; and while
all this is happening insects are finding themselves a smorgasbord of
tender little goodies to feast upon. That being said, in order to
deter these little creatures and keep our food safe I have found a few
holistic pest remedies I would like to share that really work and do
not put our families, pet’s or gardens at risk…

Garlic Oil Spray
15 cloves of minced garlic
2 tsp. mineral oil
2 2/3 C. water
1t. liquid dish soap
Soak garlic in mineral oil for 24 hours. Strain garlic out and add
water and 1t. liquid dish soap. Mix thoroughly. Spray plants with this
solution once a week but no more as too much soap will burn leaves on
Insects affected: Spider mites Aphids, and whiteflies

Sticky Traps
1-2 Tbsp. Un-petroleum Jelly (regular Vaseline will work though)
4”x8” plastic cards or cardboard
Waterproof yellow paint
Apply un-petroleum Jelly liberally over both sides of the card. Hang
the cards just above the top of plants (can also be hung in house to
get rid of inside flying insects).
Insects controlled: Gnats, and whiteflies.