DIY Dormant Oil - Fruit Trees
This year I got on top of pruning and prepping my trees right on time. I pruned them about a week ago. Today I made a homemade Dormant oil. I looked into commercially made Dormant oil and found it was pretty toxic. The oil I made included the following ingredients: veg oil (1 cup), gallon water, few tablespoons of baking soda, hydrogen peroxide and dr. bronners soap. I think my pear trees have blight or some microbe that turns the leaves black and curly. I hope this helps! Anyway I made the mix in a 1gal sprayer and it worked great!
Posted by Wendy Jehanara Tremayne at Monday, January 25, 2010