I originally wrote this post on Old Fashioned Home Remedies For The Garden for iVillage.com in 2003. Because it received such a great response and continues to have a large numbers of readers today, I have decided to re-publish it on my new Fran Sorin site. Unfortunately over the past several years, some blogs/websites have copied the article verbatim without giving me credit. I am noting this because I don’t want any of you to think that I lifted it from another site. Outside of some minor editing, the article remains the same as the original one.
“Are you tired of running to your local garden center every time one of your plants is overtaken by a new fungus or an infestation of insects? Are you sick of spending money on a produt that you aren’t even sure is effective, and that might be doing some harm to the environment, animals, beneficial insects, and your loved ones? But what are you to do?
I’ve got the answer. Use old fashioned home made remedies. Here’s a list – some of which have been passed down to me from generations of gardeners in my family and others that have been generously given to me from other gardeners.
What I love most about old fashioned home remedies, outside of saving money, is that by using them with loving care, we are developing a nurturing relationship with our beloved plants.