Put leaves of the prescribed herb in a bin filled with water, and let the bin stand in the sun for 10-12 days or some longer if the weather is cloudy. Stir thoroughly several times during the waiting time.
Dilute to 1:10 to water the plants and as is for spraying.
Disadvantages – and Solutions!
- Manures can become very smelly: Carefully store your manure in a place where it cannot represent an offence to the nose of any of your neighbours!
- The long maturation time of manures might require anticipating foreseeable infestations. Since generations of pests will mostly appear at certain times of the year, a minimum of knowledge of the biology of the pests that might appear in your garden will help you planning the preparation of your manures on time.
- Most manures act only as a repellent: The pest might then just skip to a more ‘enjoyable’ neighbouring host plant. To prevent this, treat also the neighbouring plants or grow your crops in rows of plants that are susceptible to different pests (‘mixed cultures’).
To the Pests List