Salt in the garden: against pests and diseases

Not every landowner has a desire to use potent chemicals in pest control and diseases of garden plants.

A good alternative, replacing chemicals, is the use of salt in the garden.

Pest control

A real disaster for the economy are moles digging passages, spoiling the roots of green spaces and causing them significant damage. Cope with these animals will help ordinary salt. Salt should be placed in excavated holes of 100 g each.

This method also helps to get rid of other pests: field mice, shrews, hamsters, gophers. It is not necessary to fill holes in the ground, so animals will leave the site faster.

It is undesirable to sprinkle the substance directly on the vegetable beds, since excess salt will not benefit the fruits.

I do not like sodium chloride and ants. If the insects settled near the plantings, you can drive them away by pouring a little salt on the anthill.

It often happens that an inexperienced gardener rots onions and this continues from year to year. The cause of crop damage is the onion fly. As soon as the feathers begin to turn yellow in the plants, the bed is watered with water, in which sodium chloride is dissolved. The insect does not tolerate the substance, so it will quickly leave the onion crops.

It is advisable to try so that the product does not fall on the leaves and stems.

Carrots, on the contrary, spraying the tops will not hurt, but will help expel slugs from the bed. Watering the seedlings 3 times every 2 weeks. The concentration of the first solution is not too saturated (300 g of salt is taken per 10 liters of water). The next watering is carried out at the rate of 450 g of substance per bucket of water. The treatment is completed with a concentrated solution (600 g of sodium chloride are taken per 10 l of water).

Plant disease control and top dressing

It is not entirely correct to consider salt as fertilizers, since the agent has a slightly different role, accelerating the process of dissolution of nutrients in the soil. Due to this, plants absorb them in large quantities. This is especially noticeable on sandy, poorly enriched soils. In this way, you can significantly increase the yield of fruit and berry crops. It will also help improve their taste.

Sprinkle trunks circles most effectively in the early spring, while the snow has not yet melted, although it is allowed to do this in late autumn. Salt watering has a positive effect on beets, which after processing become sugary, and the color of the fruits is more saturated.

The agent in the amount of 35-50 g is dissolved in a bucket of water and the grooves that are located at a distance of 10 cm from vegetable crops are shed. It is useful to also process radishes and carrots, but the concentration should be less (1 tbsp is enough for 10 liters of water).

If signs of a disease such as late blight are detected on tomatoes, it is urgent to spray the tomatoes with a saturated solution of sodium chloride (100 g of salt is taken per 1 liter of water). This will help accelerate the ripening process, because after processing the leaves of the plants will begin to turn yellow and fall off. As a result, the development of culture will stop, and all the forces will go to ripen the tomatoes, and the salt film on the fruits will protect them from infection.

When using sodium chloride, it is important not to overdo it without excessively salting the earth. This can lead to the death of plants and beneficial living things. If a lot of saline was used in the summer season, in the autumn it is recommended to add as much organic fertilizer to the ground as possible.

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