Category Archives: Natural Plant Treatment

An Orange tree can become a Lemon tree

You can recycle trees where where limbs are tired, but the trunk is still in good condition.

A lemon tree can become an orange tree or even a mandarin tree. As long it belongs to the category citrus. Looking for a new tree, let e.g. the citrus tree grow until next year without cutting it. When ripe, cut the tops and plant them in the trunk of a severed citrus tree. Attach the limbs as the picture below and let be.

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C2If a trunk looks like this, the tree has been reworked. Four limbs is recommended.

C3In this strain, the process has been done recently. Some argue that the quality deteriorates, but it’s not correct. Interested parties who buys these lemons are very selective.

C4This lemon tree has been allowed to re-grow as a lemon tree. But if you want a change, it works as well.

How to get rid of Scab

Scab is very common on plants leafs and comes back regulary, especially in polluted environments. Scab can be white, brown or rusty brown. An easy and effective natural solution:

– 3 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar mixed in 3,5 litres of water.

Water for a week early mornings and/or after sunset, depending on climate.
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Coffee Ground for Plants

Do not throw away the coffee ground, do as Granny did and throw it to the plants. For best results use organic coffee, especially if you use coffee ground for fruits and vegetables you grow. You can also use coffee ground in your compost for nutrient soil.

Coffee ground is used as fertilizer and pesticide:

– Fertilizer: Betters the texture and fertility of the soil, and attracts earthworms. It is a little bit acidic and creates a natural acidic form of bacteria, which boosts the growth of acid-loving plants like tomatoes, roses, blueberries and evergreens. Is also filled with nitrogen, which especially tomato plants likes, an important mineral that helps vegetables and plants to grow.

– Pesticide: Scares away vegetable and flower eating slugs and snails.

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How to use it:

– Lay coffee ground on the soil just before watering. Avoid to use fermented grounds. if you use organic filters, you can also throw the filter with the coffee ground.

– You can use coffee ground in composts.

– To balance the pH in soils that needs a pH between 3.0 and 5.0    

– You can use coffee ground with water, mix some coffee ground in water, let stay for two days and water the plants.

Boiled coffee ground contains less benefits, but is still usable.

Egg Shells for Plant Nutrition

Egg shells contains calcium and is essential for cell growth in all plants, especially fast growing plants needs calcium because they deplete the surrounding soil. Before you put egg shells in the soil, wash them and crush them. Whole shells brakes down very slow. You can:

– Dig a hole in the ground, put egg shells in and cover. Especially good for plants in pots. This way you also avoid bugs around the pot.

– Put egg shells in the bottom of plant pots

- Lay egg shells in the soil near the plant

– Lay egg shells in a circle on the ground surface around the plants stems to deter useful slugs and cutworms, but attract useful bugs.

Especially for tomatoes calcium is very useful, because it will help prevent blossom end rot.

So do not throw away the egg shells. You can save them by the stove for couple of days until next gardening.

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How to get rid of Powdery Mildew

Powdery Mildew looks like small cotton balls on the plants vine and leaves, or white spots on the plants leaves.

A Natural Remedy:

3,5 Litres Water

1 Tsp Baking Soda

2,5 Tsp Vegetal Oil (Olive oil works well)

2 Tsp Soap

Blend and water for approximately for a week. Water early mornings or after sunset.

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