BLACK SOAP - CONCENTRATE
100% natural and ecological anti-insect soap
The Black soap is a natural soap made from olive oil and is a very popular product among gardeners, as it represents a great alternative to chemical pesticides. It protects plants from mildew, aphids, mealybugs, red spiders, whiteflies ...
The Black soap is a product with a fairly basic pH, so it has little impact on plants, but it makes the surface of the leaves more alkaline, which fungi and insects do not like. They will thus avoid plants treated with Black soap.
This liquid will also suffocate the larvae and eggs of the insects in a soapy film. This works without harming garden aids, such as bees, which are necessary for good harvests.
The Black soap is effective in cleaning honeydew, a shiny, sticky and sweet substance secreted by certain insects such as aphids. It also cleans sooty mold, a fungus with a fine blackish rind found on honeydew.
For the application:
Use the Black soap 250 ml concentrate and mix 5 tablespoons of Black soap in 1 liter of water. Spray liberally so that the plants drip off, the water should cling to the foliage. Treatments are best done in the morning or evening when the weather is cool and the sun is not beating directly on the plant.
Sometimes it is necessary to combine the effect of Black soap to other products to increase its effectiveness. In some cases, it is necessary to have recourse to certain "grandmother's" recipes to extend your field of action or to increase your chances of success.
- Reinforced insect repellent formula
Garlic is very effective in treating diseases and insects such as: mites, whiteflies, aphids, caterpillars, beetles, fungi, etc ... Thus, mix it with Black soap strengthens its action. Puree 100 grams of unpeeled garlic, add half a liter of water and 1 tablespoon of Black soap. For more potency, you can add 100 grams of onion.
- Express insect repellent formula
For a faster and more deadly effect, mix 2 teaspoons of cayenne pepper, 2 teaspoons of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of Black soap and 2 cups of water. This mixture seems to be also effective in keeping some rodents and other small animals away from your garden as well as for your bulbs.
- With alcohol
For some more resistant insects such as cochineal, it is necessary to add 70 ° alcohol. Mix 4 tablespoons of Black soap to 1 tablespoon of rubbing alcohol in 1 quart of hot water. Mix thoroughly and let cool before spraying.
- With baking soda
For certain diseases or fungi such as mildew, it is necessary to dilute 2 tablespoons of baking soda and 2 tablespoons of Black soap in 1 liter of water.