How to save sweet cherries from worms: an effective folk remedy

Alina MilsentLife
How to grow tasty and sweet cherries

Sweet cherry season is a great time to enjoy the sweet and juicy berries. Cherries contain a lot of vitamin C, which is useful for strengthening the immune system. Regular consumption activates the processes of excretion of excess fluid and renewal of blood cells, supports iron balance and normalizes metabolism.

However, after the ripening of the fruit, an unpleasant annoyance is often discovered: it turns out that the berries are actively eaten by worms. They affect berries because of the cherry fly, which lays its larvae on the leaves. OBOZREVATEL investigated how to save cherries from worms.

Experienced gardeners note that the worms can be dealt with by folk methods without the use of chemicals. It is necessary to eradicate the root cause - the cherry fly. You can try decoction of tobacco, tincture of wormwood or laundry soap.


Soap solution

Pour 5 liters of water into a container, add 2 teaspoons of soap and 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil. If you use hard soap, you should grate it on a grater, dissolve a small amount of water (for example, 2 cups) and only then pour it into a large container. Next, the solution should be poured into a sprayer and sprinkle the tree with it. It is recommended to repeat this method twice, 3-5 days apart.

Tobacco infusion

The necessary ingredients:

  • infusion of tobacco dust (you can buy it in a garden store)
  • liquid soap
  • water.

Add 500 grams of tobacco dust and 3 tablespoons of liquid soap in a container with 10 liters of water. The remedy must stand for at least 2 days. Then strain it through gauze and spray the tree.

You can also mix tobacco dust and ashes in a 1:1 ratio. 400 g each of dust and ash are added to a container of 10 liters of water and insist 2 days. After that, experts advise to dissolve some soap and start spraying.

Wormwood infusion

Fill a bucket with grass by about a third, pour water on the herbs and insist at least one day. Then add 2 spoons of liquid soap, which is necessary for the solution to stick to the leaves, and spray the cherries.

Conifer tincture

Experienced gardeners call needles the perfect remedy for the cherry fly. To prepare the tincture is very simple.

Step 1: Pour water into a saucepan and put it on the stove on medium heat.

Step 2: put a few twigs of pine or spruce in the pot with water.

Step 3: Bring the water to the boil. Before treating the wood, the solution needs time to infuse.

This is an eco-friendly, natural and effective fertilizer that will get rid of pests and ensure a delicious and healthy harvest.

By the way, if you are going to grow sweet cherries in the garden, experts advise to plant 2-3 seedlings next to each other - so they will pollinate each other. And if you still have doubts about which cherry variety to choose for a rich harvest, OBOZREVATEL selected the top 6 sweetest species.

Earlier OBOZREVATEL told what to feed currant bushes so that they bear fruit until fall.

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