Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Homemade Organic Fungicide/Insecticide/Fertilizer

I'm not usually one to spray stuff on plants but maybe if I develop any issues later this season I'll keep this recipe in mind.

Homemade Organic Fungicide/Insecticide/Fertilizer

2 oz. of liquid seaweed (kelp)
2 tbsp. baking soda
1 tsp. liquid hand dish washing soap
1 quart (litre) water

Mix the ingredients above and spray on your Roses, or other plants, once a week.

Liquid seaweed provides nutrients to keep the plant healthy
Baking Soda changes the leaf surface PH to Alkaline. Fungal
Molds need an Acidic base to grow
Soap helps the solution stick to the surface and acts as a mild


Liisa said...


Thanks for posting this. I have it in my garden folder just in case.


Linda said...

Thanks for posting this. I have a blue star juniper shrub which appears to have blight. Do you think this will help for that? Also where do I find liquid seaweed?

Pest Inspection Gold Coast said...

Great post. Organic fertilizers are the need of the day as the inorganic ones are causing much of damage rather than any good.