WHITE FLY CONTROL Ingredients: 3 large onions. 3 tablespoons cayenne pepper. 1 whole bulb of garlic. 1 teaspoon vegetable oil. A splash of water. Blend all above and set aside overnight. NEXT DAY: strain and add some water and your pesticide is ready! Spray once a week.
Oil Spray~For sap-sucking insects -- aphids, thrips, spider mites and whiteflies -- homemade oil spray = 1 Tbs dish soap & 1 cup cooking oil from a newly open bottle of oil. This concentrate must be mixed with water before use with a ratio of 4 tsps of oil mixture to 1 pint of water. Apply a liberal mist of the homemade oil spray to the vegetables once every seven days to thoroughly control the pests.
Caring For Your Gardenias Plant gardenias where they will get morning sun and afternoon shade. Good air circulation is a must. Gardenias prefer moist, acid soil with good drainage & lots of organic matter. When planting, set the root-ball about 1" higher than the surrounding soil. Gently taper the soil up to the top of the exposed root-ball. Mulch. Pests (whiteflies, scales, & mealybugs). can be a problem. Control by applying a light horticultural oil to prevent sooty mold.