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March 06, 2014
I've been eyeing my potting bench stacked high with empty pots, itching to get organized! Part of my Spring routine includes stocking up on a few key EOs believe it or not. Not only are pure essential oils amazing tools for wellness, great in the laundry and super for all those DIY cleaners we love, they're perfect for treating plant maladies like fungus and repelling pests...organically.
If you're lucky enough to have a potting bench, you're lucky enough!
Controlling flying pests in the home or the backyard/barnyard can make or break a good BBQ. Flies and wasps are the enemy when it comes to enjoying the great outdoors in warm weather. One of my favorite tricks and tips is to diffuse Peppermint near any door that people are coming in or out of. It actually acts as an invisible curtain to keep flies out of the house. Peppermint is of course a natural insect (and Bart) repellent plus it smells good.
EO GARDEN TEAS
Add 10 drops essential oil to an empty Garden Sprayer, attach to hose and fill with water.
All Purpose Essential Oil Blend: CW Keep Off Insect Repellent
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Our Wyoming backyard in late Spring 2013 :)
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May 10, 2017
Praise the Potting Bench and AMEN to EO’S in the garden. How did we ever survive without them? So happy you’re back in the garden…almost :)
love Bart. I know (after having a Great Pyr.) gardens are just not the same. both good and bad
oh thank you thank you. we don’t use any chemicals on our garden and boy those little bugs can drive you crazy. i’m excited to give it a whirl. thanks again.
Does the manure tea keep the DEER FROM EATING the flowers, plants..etc? If so, do you have a remedy for rabbits & squirrels? They eat all my hostas, pansies & any other flower/plants I put in!!!
This is just the perfect post as I begin to plan for this years’ garden! Last year I used a mix of lemongrass & lavender to help keep the ticks away from the dogs (and us humans!) and it did help some. I will try adding the thyme this year. I have a potting shed & the wasps are a huge problem. Will work on solving that problem this year. A neighbor raises bees though so don’t want to harm them – the honey is just too delicious!
and what for spiders (saw the 1st one tonight making it across living room carpet!!)
Peppermint oil works like magic to repel sugar ants from coming inside the house. Just put a few drops on the threshold or on the rug outside your door and watch them run the opposite direction! You may have to renew each day. Thankfully, peppermint EO is inexpensive.
Do you ever use Neem oil?? We started using it for fleas and mites for our dog and found that it was good for lots of things from pests to skin conditions and its pretty dang cheap. Im even considering ordering a couple of Neem tree saplings. I’ve read that we can feed a leaf every once in a while to the dog to help keep the fleas etc off her. We got 10 oz of 70% Neem oil from Home Depot in the garden department for less than $9 and dilute it to the strenght for what we need. I had never heard of it before about a month ago.
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