How to grow watermelons: They do not like "wet feet" but they need at least an in of water each wk. You can trellis up watermelon plants, and once the plants set fruit, support the burgeoning melons with slings, which can be made with cheesecloth, nylon stockings, or old T-shirts. If the sling completely covers the fruit, it provides protection from insects. In addition to saving space, trellising improves air circulation and helps prevent disease.
A recipe for a home remedy to get rid of aphids 1 cup vegetable or white mineral oil 2 cups water 2 teaspoons dish soap (without bleach) or Murphy’s soap Spray this homemade aphid control mixture on the aphids every few days until the aphids recede. This home remedy to get rid of aphids will suffocate the aphids. Make sure that plants that are treated with this solution are keptout of direct sunlight as the oil may magnify the sunlight and burn the plants.
Make your own mole repellent! 1/4 cup castor oil, 6 tablespoons water, 2 tablespoons liquid detergent (We use Dawn). Combine all ingredients in blender until consistency of whipped cream. Add 2 tablespoons of repellent to a regular garden watering can and then fill with warm water. Thoroughly water over areas of greatest damage. For best results apply after a rain or a thorough watering.
Let's face it - there isn't a gardener or farmer who hasn't come across one of these pests, while working in their organic garden. By finding out more about these insects and ways to control them, it is possible to grow healthy, abundant crops, and keep your garden healthy!