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Going Wild With Rhubarbarians – The Sequel!
Well admittedly l wasn’t planning on writing a Quirky Garden Hacks post however, l have been out in the garden all day spinning the compost piles and working with half a ton of lawn clippings – will discuss this another time as l received an email last night about ‘How to compost‘.
But grass clippings have two main issues with them 1] Half a ton in a small space has a huge heat and 2] Half a ton of lawn clippings that have sat in a small space for four days and have built up a huge heat also have a lot of mold spores and so it was a masked turning today which absolutely knackers me – so today l am going to cover Rhubarb Pesticide!
Now l briefly covered this topic in “Quirky Garden Hacks -Quirky Garden Hacks!! – 3 – 8 – Going Wild With Rhubarbarians! “ As you can see if you scroll down the page of that post – so it’s not a new concept – but l thought l would cover it in a bit more detail as today Suze harvested our own Barbie plant and l have saved the leaves.
The leaves can be used to make a valuable and viable organic pesticide which can be used to combat against leaf eating pests – it works by causing the heart to stop and or suffocating them when sprayed upon them.
Making the pesticide from rhubarb is an easy task ….
1] Collect up the leaves you wish to use
2] Boil the leaves you wish to use – 3 parts more water than leaves – for around 25 – 35 minutes and allow time for the liquid to cool.
3] Strain away the water from the leaves once cooled.
4] Add a tiny amount of organic as you can washing liquid [this works as adhesive]
5] Pour liquid content into a spray bottle.
6] Apply sprayed content onto plants.
The content produce will remain at full strength for 24 – 48 hours max and it is adviseable to not spray the pesticide onto food crops but best with ornamentals and non-edible crops.
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Anyway, there we go, another garden hack for your quirky pleasure!
l’ll take my leave of you now
Thanks for reading everyone, till the next time …