Mustard against bugs – Garden hacks and useful tips Part 24 + bonus video

Mustard against bugs – Garden hacks and useful tips Part 24 + bonus video

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bonus video Fantastic but real life hacks for gardeners and summer residents – you won’t be bored!

Life hack64. Sawdust compost with bird droppings

Gardeners should be careful when using fresh sawdust in the soil, as it can acidify the soil and contain harmful resins. The best way to use sawdust is to make compost out of it. To do this, sawdust must be crushed, mixed with bird droppings or manure and lime or wood ash added. Properly prepared sawdust compost contains nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, and the acidity is close to neutral.

Sawdust can also be used for mulching, but is best mixed with other materials such as compost, leaf litter or freshly cut grass. Clean sawdust can also be used, but before applying or in the garden, they must be shed with chicken manure, green manure, manure infusion or urea solution.

Mustard against bugs – Garden hacks and useful tips Part 24 + bonus video 1

Lifehack65. Mustard against bugs

Despite the prevalence of such advice, the use of a mustard solution to control the Colorado potato beetle is not effective and can have a harmful effect on plants. In addition, this method does not provide measures for the prevention and further control of insects. It is recommended to use proven insecticides, apply preventive measures (such as destroying beetle eggs) and monitor the condition of the plants. If the number of insects in the garden is too large, you should seek the help of specialists in the field of plant protection.

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