The Brentwood Community Garden is a Chemical-Free Site!
Allowable Controls for Plant Insects/Diseases and Weeds:
ü Diatomaceous earth (horticultural/food grade only, no additives) – for crawling insects such as ants
ü Milk - for powdery mildew (mix 1 part whole milk to 9 parts water and use as a foliar spray)
ü Garlic foliar sprays
ü Corn meal – for ants
ü Coffee grounds – for slugs
ü Egg shells – for slugs
ü Beer or yeast/sugar mix – for slugs
ü Vinegar (in pathways only or applied directly to leaves/stems of weeds)
ü Boiling water (in pathways only)
ü Salt (in pathways only)
ü Netting – for birds
ü Row covers – for flea beetles, cabbage moths (must set up early in season before insects emerge)
Any questions regarding the use of insect/weed/disease controls in the garden may be directed to the Organizing Committee. This list is subject to revision.