Gardening and Farming with Food-Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
Many of us enjoy gardening but we also enjoy being healthy. Utilizing healthy resources while you garden is a great way to embrace both. With that theme in mind, here are some tips on how to use food-grade hydrogen peroxide in your garden and on your Farm.
In the Garden
Plants/Garden/Fruit Tree Spray: Add 1 oz. 35% H2O2 to 1 gallon of water. Spray on plants early in the morning when the dew is still present and humidity is higher than 70% This promote protein growth, stimulates carbon dioxide fixation and helps to grow strong roots.
Fungus/Mold control for roses and vegetables: Mix 5 Tbsp. baking soda, 1 oz. 35% H2O2 in 1 gallon of water. Spray this solution on leaves.
Insect Spray: Mix 8 oz. white sugar, 16 oz. 3% H2O2 in 1 gallon of water. Spray on garden plants.
Fruit & Veggie Wash: Add 1/4 cup 3%H2O2 to cool washing water. Soak veggies for 15-20 minutes. Drain and dry. Your produce will stay fresh longer and remember that this is extra important for produce that is from the store!
On The Farm
Animal Drinking Water: add 1-2 oz. 35% H2O2 to 50 gallons of drinking water for farm animals. This reduces bacteria/viruses and parasite loads. (Farmers have reported increased milk yields, marked reduction in scours, parasites, sickness and disease, increasing conception rates, healthier babies and increase in wt. gain.)
Udder Wash for Milking: Add 1 oz. 35% H2O2 to 1 gallon of warm water for cows and goats. Reduces bacterial counts and softens teats.
To Prevent Spoilage and Lengthen Freshness: add 4-6 drops of 35% H2O2 per gallon of milk.
Drenching: Add 1 oz. 35% H2O2 to 1 gallon of water. This solution can be given orally to cows/goats with any udder infections and for those off feed.
Source: Pat Lee Group