Control Common Garden Pests the Natural Way

Sow and Dipity
by Sow and Dipity
Did you know that your favorite morning drink is poisonous to slugs? There are plenty of tips out there to rid your garden of undesirable pests, but here's a few you may not of heard about. Check out the link to find out more!
Try these natural methods that are both safe for you and the environment.
Slugs and Snails can destroy a garden in an evening! Caffeine may be your morning medicine but it's Kryptonite to these heavy feeders. When they come in contact with coffee grounds, the caffeine is absorbed by their soft bodies which is completely poisonous to them. Heck, you can enjoy your morning java AND kill your garden enemies all at the same time... talk about a 2fer ;)
Aphids love some plants more than others but don't let this be the reason you won't plant them! In fact, use them as decoys to deter them from your other more desirable plants... once you see they have made a happy home on your bait plant, tear it up and toss it out....say goodbye little pesty party!
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  • Paige Paige on Jul 22, 2019

    Should the coffee grounds be used or not? Does it matter?

  • Lori Lori on Feb 21, 2022

    What are the bait plants you can use for aphids? They attack my roses

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