When there is powdery mildew on your plants, it is always serious. I think for me it is the most difficult issue when it comes to plants. The biggest cause for this is the fact that conditions always allow a slight development of fungus. Hence, there is a real struggle with this and I most definitely know it. However, don’t despair. Keep reading and see what I’ve come up with. In this article, you will find natural DIY sprays that are easy to make and most definitely will help you fight off powdery mildew on plants. Check them out down below.
Here you have them:
1. Garlic Spray Insecticide
For this natural DIY, you will need the following ingredients:
– 1 whole garlic bulb
– 2 cups of water
– 1 gallon of water
First off, let’s make the paste. Thus, use a blender and add the entire garlic bulb and two cups water.
Make sure you blend them on high speed until you get a fine creamy garlic paste.
Keep it in a storage container and set aside for a day.
The next day, follow up with straining the pulp out of the paste.
The liquid you get out of it should be mixed in with the 1 gallon of water in a sprayer.
To apply this solution, simply spray the bottom and the top of the leaves thoroughly.
Finally, make sure you apply this about once a week, but always after a rain or watering the plants.
2. Baking Soda Spray
The ingredients for this recipe are:
– 1 gallon of water
– 3 tablespoons of baking soda
– 1 teaspoon of dishwashing liquid
This natural DIY spray is even easier, all you have to do is mix all the ingredients in a sprayer.
Then, apply this solution to the affected leaves.
However, you should remove the most infected leaves first, you don’t want the powdery mildew to spread.
Now, it is best if you use this solution every two weeks.
3. Garlic & Pepper Spray
This is another garlic-based natural DIY spray that will work tremendously well, especially if it’s combined with pepper spray.
Here are the ingredients you will need:
– 6 cloves of garlic
– 2 tsp dried hot pepper
– 1 minced onion
– 2 tsp liquid soap
– 1 gallon of hot water
Start off with blending all the ingredients.
Then, let it sit for one or two days.
Next, you should strain the paste and use the liquid as a spray.
Also, you can sprinkle some ground red hot pepper on the leaves of plants. However, make sure you do that when they are slightly damp.
Lastly, proceed with care and use this DIY spray every two weeks.