Fertilizer and Pesticide Recipes


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Compost Tea: Use a 5 gallon bucket and fill it about 1/3 of the way with compost, dried leaves or grass etc. Fill the bucket with water and let sit in a sunny spot for about a week or until the water is a brown tea color. Use this compost tea to water around the base of your plants or between rows. The original soaked material can be composted.

Easy Soil Conditioner: 2oz Nature’s Sunshine Concentrate (Stock # 1551-6) mixed in 1 gallon of water. Pour over bare soil before planting.

Epsom Salts and Tea Cocktail: 4 Tablespoon Epsom Salts, 1 cup of brewed tea, 1 Tablespoon Nature’s Sunshine Concentrate (Stock # 1551-6) mixed in 1 gallon of water.

Foliar fertilizer: 1-2 Tablespoons Nature’s Sunshine Concentrate (Stock # 1551-6) mixed in 1 gallon of water.

Garden Bug Spray: 1/2 Tablespoon Nature’s Sunshine Concentrate, 50 drops of peppermint oil (Stock # 3910-9) mixed in 1 quart of water. This also is a great ant spray. It interferes with their scent trails.

Pesticide Spray: 10 drops Eucalyptus (Stock # 3904-9), 7 drops of Geranium (Stock # 3905-3), 7 drops Lavender (Stock # 3907-8), 10 drops Peppermint (Stock # 3910-9), 7 drops Tea Tree (Stock # 1777-1), 1 Tablespoon Nature’s Sunshine Concentrate (Stock # 1551-6). Place in hose feeder bottle, fill with water and spray. Cover’s approximately 24’ x 42’. Makes about 2 gallons of spray.

Natural Weed Killer: 1 cup of salt, 1 Tablespoon Nature’s Sunshine Concentrate (Stock # 1551-6) mixed in 1gallon of white vinegar. Spray on weeds or pore in cracks. Do not use in garden.

Note: Be sure to spray plants during cooler part of the day as some sprays may cause leaf damage when applied during hot sun exposure. Natural ingredients such as ammonia, apple cider vinegar, Epsom salts, hydrogen peroxide, beer, tea etc. can be used in fertilizer formulas.


Refer to Giant Book of Garden Solutions, by Jerry Baker.


Reference Sites for Gardening Supplies:   www.gardensalive.com

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