It grew and bore fruit, but it din't do well as it should. Aphids feasted on it.
So, came the search for a solution. I came across a gardening site that has homemade recipe for pesticides. I couldn't find that site again so I made a concoction based on memory.
Ingredients for homemade anti-aphids spray
- 10 chilli
- 10 cloves garlic
- 1 tsp hand-dishwashing liquid (bio-degradable)
- 1 tsp cooking oil
- 1 cup water
- Crush garlic and chili together. Mix it to a cup of water. Let it sit overnight.
- Strain the mixture. Add oil and dishwashing liquid.
- Put mixture into a hand sprayer and spray liquid to the affected area of your plants. Spray once a week or every after the rain.
The concoction may hurt young leaves a bit but it certainly wont kill your plant. Keep spraying until there's no more sign of aphids in your plants.
You can keep the sprayer in the fridge for 4 weeks. Wow, a pesticide that you can keep in your fridge!
Note: I think you can experiment on your mixture depending on how strong you want your concoction would be. what is important is that you know that you can make your own pesticide that is not hazardous to the environment and is safe to keep.
This really works! I've been wanting to share this formula but was waiting until I proved it myself. My Rose of Sharon that was also infested is now budding for the first time!