Protecting potatoes from the Colorado potato beetle 3 simple steps

  • Dec 27, 2019

For many gardeners Colorado potato beetle - the number one enemy. This is not surprising. With this pest can be controlled not just years, but decades.

Colorado beetle perfectly adapts to the different chemistry and the most severe conditions. If the pest is not destroyed immediately, he gets used to the drug and cease to respond to them. Therefore, if you have used something of the methods described below, the efficiency of the fight can be very low.

My method is based on the fact, in order to protect potato "from all sides" in three different ways.

The process does not require too much time and investment, and all the ingredients are completely natural.

Step 1. Protecting potatoes in planting time

In order to protect the potatoes in planting time, you need to put in each well of a few chopped sprigs of juniper. Colorado beetle can not stand the smell of this plant will "get" our potato side.

Before putting in the wells of juniper, it is better to slightly grind. This is to ensure that the plant has started to allocate a smell that is so repugnant to the pest.

Step 2. Destroy the bugs have settled

Celandine great for destruction of larvae and beetles, which have already bred on your site. Poisonous juice of this plant does not leave any chance for pests.

To prepare a decoction of celandine, we only need a bucket, tile and most plants. Everything is done in 3 simple steps:

  • Take a metal bucket and fill it with fresh celandine bushes (without roots);
  • Fill celandine warm water and put boiled for 10 minutes;
  • Once the broth has cooled, strain it.

The solution was applied at the rate of 1 liter of broth per 5 liters of pure water. Process tops like from a spray can, and with a brush (brush dip into a solution and sprayed on the tops).

Step 3. Deters new insects

Now our task is to scare off new pests that can migrate from the neighbors. To do this, mulch the soil around the foliage fresh celandine. Once the mulch begins to dry, it must be replaced with a new one. Never leave celandine rot, to no good it will not.

This simple but effective method to help you get rid of the Colorado potato beetle.

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