#6 Unwanted + Unpleasant Growth and ANTS
You can waste SO many hours on weeds. Summer is short enough, let’s not spend unnecessary time dealing with weed overgrowth!
If you’re trying to get rid of unwanted plant growth that doesn’t involve harmful chemicals (linked to so many neurological, hormone, and overall health imbalances) just know there are some safe alternatives. Weeds HATE Cinnamon so try your hand at this easy DIY.
‘Wither the Unwanteds’ Spray
Add 25-50 drops of Cinnamon Bark in a 4 oz. glass spray bottle. Top it off with distilled water. Shake and spray at offenders. Douse roots and leaves as needed.
BONUS: If you have ants in your garden, normally they are not a pest. However, at times you may have an excess, and worse, they might bring aphids into your garden! Cinnamon Bark sprayed on the ant trails help to confuse the ants and can stop them from making a bee line for your plants!
Sometimes ‘unwanted friends’ begin to grow on our beloved plants. That can cause poor growth, bad harvests, or even plant death. They can block the pores of the plant responsible for breathing and eventually choke out the plant completely. They can also steal vital nutrients from the plants which significantly decreases the amount of your harvest! We don’t want that!
Add 10 drops each of Tea Tree, Peppermint, and Citronella to a 4 oz. glass spray bottle. Top off with distilled water. Shake and spray along affected parts of the plant during your gardening chores!
I spray this on unwanted green pests, 3x a day. Works great
Add 10-15 drops each Rosemary, Thyme, Clove and Peppermint with 2 big squirts of Thieves Dishwashing liquid in a big spray bottle. Fill with water, shake before use.
Even though it’s a chore, something about removing weeds is rewarding. Don’t you think? What time of day do you do your weeding?