Secret spraying without chemicals: how to treat potatoes to avoid the Colorado potato beetle

By Andrii MaistrenkoMar 26, 2024 08:05 AMGarden
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How to treat potatoes to avoid the Colorado potato beetle
How to treat potatoes to avoid the Colorado potato beetle. Source: en.wikipedia.org

First of all, if you don't want to spray your garden with chemicals, you should know what the Colorado potato beetle doesn't like. It turns out that if you plant horseradish beds around the perimeter of the potato garden, it will definitely scare away the pest. SSPDaily tells about it.

However, it is important not to overdo it. The fact is that horseradish grows very quickly and it is quite difficult to get rid of it later. Also, planting corn, onions, garlic, mint, basil, nasturtium, and parsley around the perimeter will help scare away the Colorado potato beetle.

How to treat potatoes to keep the Colorado potato beetle away

Potatoes can also be sprayed with folk remedies that are safe for the plant itself and will not harm people, but will definitely scare away pests.

For example, you can try the old-fashioned method of spraying that has been tested over the years. To do this, pay attention to wormwood. This plant is extremely useful in the fight against Colorado potato beetles.

To prepare the mixture, take a bunch of wormwood, cut the plant as finely as possible. Then you need to make a concentrated solution. Pour hot water into a container with chopped wormwood and leave for 24 hours. Remember to filter the solution before use.

Now you can start spraying (the best time is in the morning and evening). If necessary, repeat the procedure. However, it should be noted that the herbal infusion can inhibit the development of the potato itself, so you should not spray too often.

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