One of the most frustrating experiences you can have in the garden is to see a plant—or worse, and entire bed! —struggling with disease or pests.
Conscientious farmers want to bring health to their gardens, but the chemical remedies provided on the shelves of stores can have side effects that are worse than the problem! Through the years, I’ve read many volumes on alternative methods for treating and preventing plant diseases and insect problems, and Homeopathy for Plants —A Practical Guide for Indoor, Balcony and Garden Plants—With Tips on Dosage, Use and Choice of Potency By Christiane Maute (2nd Edition from Narayana Publishers, 2011) by stands out as one of The Good Ones™.
An amazing, “handy guide to the most common plant diseases, pests and damage with information on how to treat them homeopathically”, it includes treatments for “leaf spot on roses, tomato blight, fire blight on fruit trees, aphids, leaf corn, cancer, mildew, fruit rot and sooty mold, along with problems like slug infestation and weak growth.” Also covered are “Treatments for the consequences of frost and hail damage, exposure to excess damp, heat and sunlight, as well as “wounds’ inflicted when pruning or repotting” in easy to understand ways. Illustrations enable recognition of an “ailment at a glance” and make it easy to find the correct remedy. Dosages and treatments are described in detail. Clear “materia medica giving information on each remedy” is given.
This book is a real treasure for creating health for your garden, homeopathically! The formatting, level of detail, color photos and index make this very practical publication easy to use. Its clear, easy to follow instructions make it a good choice for amateur gardeners, but even seasoned farmers interested in what homeopathy can do for plants will find this a valuable addition to your bookshelf.
Skeptical about the effectiveness of homeopathy? The garden is the perfect place to try it out and see for yourself, but don’t just take my word for it:
Treating plants with homeopathy requires time and patience, but it is well worth it, as indicated by its effects: aphids literally fall from the leaves. After just a few hours there were only a few aphids remaining. —Demeter Rundbrief, April, 2011
If you’re plants are struggling, give Homeopathy for Plants a try – it is wonderful to do something new, and feel your proactive capacities validated!