Attention green hands and gardeners! Do you know why it is smart to plant matches in flower pots? Below we explain everything to you.
What is the biggest enemy of plants? Parasites of course. If there are all kinds of natural and effective tricks to scare them away, the one we bring you today might surprise you.
Why plant matches?
No, you are not dreaming. The matches you use to light a candle, a fireplace or a barbecue are also useful for gardening. Indeed, the red end contains phosphorus and just below, in the yellow, we find sulfur. These two ingredients have the particularity of scaring away parasites in a few seconds. Mosquitoes and aphids will therefore not have time to lay their eggs around your plants.
To do this, nothing easier, just plant a dozen matches in the flower pot that is infested with pests and make sure that the red end is in the ground (see the picture below). Change them regularly for greater efficiency.
That’s it, you now know how to expel pests without offending them. Did you like this article? Here are 7 simple and natural tips to get rid of mosquitoes in your plants.