Home Remedies for Plant Disease

Garden Blight Remedy

  • 1 level tablespoon of baking soda
  • 1 level tablespoon of Epson salts
  • 1 level tablespoon of miracle grow (tomato or veg. fertilizer)
  • 1 level tablespoon of liquid dawn dish soap (reg. blue strength)
  • 3 tablespoons of regular rubbing alcohol

Mix all in one gallon of water. Spray everything in the garden every 10 days. This works really good on tomatoes and squash.

Blight can possibly be avoided by not allowing leaves to come in contact with the soil. Using a mulch or landscape fabric around tomatoes can dramatically reduce the occurrence of blight.

Leaf Spot Remedy

  • 1 Drop Ivory Dish Soap
  • 2 TSP Baking Soda
  • 4 Cups of Water

Mix well and spray foliage. Shake solution to keep it mixed well.


Powdery Mildew Remedy

  • 1 Drop Ivory Dish Soap
  • 1 Gallon Water
  • 1 Splash Rubbing Alcohol or 2 TBSP Baking Soda/Epsom Salts

Mix and spray all foliage

Important: To limit the spread of disease, dip pruning and garden tools in a solution of 1-part bleach to 10 parts water as you move from plant to plant. You can remove yellowed or discolored leaves with your hands but be sure to wash after cleaning plants.

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