Natural fertilizers are a way to take an eco-friendly approach to growing plants. They continue to grow in popularity and are sure to please any person who cares about protecting the environment. An interesting patent is dried garlic for flowers. How does it work?
Garlic is a natural antibiotic. Everyone probably knows this. It is indispensable when we get sick. However, plants are also eager to take advantage of its properties. Garlic has fungicidal properties. Therefore, it effectively counteracts the appearance of whiteflies, aphids or scale insects. In addition, it makes plants more resistant to attack by pests and diseases.
#Dried Garlic as a Flower Fertilizer
The simplest thing would be to stick garlic cloves into a pot. However, they spoil quite quickly. Therefore, a safer option will be to use garlic powder. Sprinkle one teaspoon of the spice on the top layer of soil and gently mix it into the soil. You can also dissolve garlic in boiled lukewarm water and water such a mixture over the flowers.
#Plant Garlic Spray for Pests
If you see that the plants have been attacked by pests, then prepare a spray. Put about 15 cloves of crushed garlic into 10 liters of hot water. Set the whole thing aside to cool down. Then spray the solution (undiluted) all over the plants. You can also do it preventively.
#How to Use Garlic in Orchid Care?
It turns out that garlic has a lot of nutrients (magnet, iron, calcium, phosphorus, B vitamins) that orchids need for proper growth and flowering. You can use dried garlic powder dissolved in water according to the recipe given above, or make the orchids’ desired garlic decoction from your garden.
First, boil 1 liter of water and wait until it cools down. Then put 3 crushed garlic cloves into it. Set the whole thing aside for 24 hours. After this time, soak orchids in garlic broth for 20-30 minutes. Use such a treatment once a month. After just two treatments you will notice that the condition of the flowers has significantly improved. Remember not to water your orchids with the decoction, and it must necessarily be fresh. So don’t make it in stock and don’t store it.