Sick and tired of your plants being eaten by pesky insects, but can’t afford to buy insecticides? Or maybe you just don’t want to risk using such harmful substances in your own back yard? Well today we will make sure you have one less thing to worry about. That’s right – we are going to share some eco-friendly ways to safely protect your plants.

Homemade insecticide
All you need is 4 simple items
• Water
• Rice
• An empty 5l bottle
• A spray bottle
Now that we’ve got our items, all you need to do is follow these instructions.
• Add two full cups of rice to your 5l bottle.
• Fill your bottle to the brim with water.
• Let the water stand for 10-12 days.
• Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and you are ready to start spraying your plants.
• It is important not to overspray, once a week should be more than enough.

Shinier and healthier looking plants
Too much dust on a plant can certainly detract from its looks, but it also suffocates it. This might not be the most pleasant method of protecting your plants from dust, but it is very effective!

All you need is these 3 simple items.

• Mayonnaise
• A knife that isn’t too sharp (won’t cut the leaves)
• Gloves (rubber)
Now that we’ve got our items, all you need to do is follow this one instruction.
• Use the flat side of the knife to lightly spread the mayonnaise over each leaf ( the gloves are to protect your hands from getting mayonnaise on them)

This simple method will help protect your plants allowing them to live longer and look much healthier.

Booby trap your garden
This method works best for slugs, snails, and caterpillars. Because of their soft underbellies, crushed egg shells will feel like razorblades to these greens-eaters.

All you need is eggshells for this one to work.

• Remove any half-eaten leaves and any insects on, or around, them.
• Sprinkle the egg shells around the plants that are being eaten, so that the slugs, snails and caterpillars can’t come back!

I hope these methods prove effective and that your garden will be happy and healthy!
Thanks for reading 🙂


Tell us: Do you know any more safe tips for keeping your plants healthy and happy?