Touring the Orchard and Dealing With Pests

Today’s episode of Under the Apple Tree is a really cool tour of the orchard and garden, with some great music by Jeff Hinnendale.  Also I shared some recipes for compost tea and a pest control solution.  I will share them here, as well.

If you haven’t seen it yet, here is the link to this week’s episode… 
Compost Tea

5 gallon bucket

burlap bag

dried leaves, small sticks, two scoops of compost

fill the burlap bag with compostable material about 1/3 to 1/2 full and steep in four gallons of water for 3-5 days. Apply with a sprayer or watering can.

Pest Spray

per 1 gallon of water

1 cup vegetable or canola oil this will suffocate small insects, larvae, and eggs

2 cinnamon sticks busted up, its not understood why, but cinnamon is a natural insect repellant.

1 cup or hot water steeped with 2 T chili powder of any hot type

2 T crushed garlic, or dehydrated works well here

1\4 cup liquid dish detergent, this is an emulsifier and works in similar fashion as oil

mix all ingredients together and let sit for 24 hours.  strain with a cheesecloth and apply with a sprayer.
Thanks again for hanging out!
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I’ll be at the Sheboygan Farmer’s Market with Nourish and Adam filming an episode of At the Market.  Stop by and say “Hi”.


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