Don’t Panic It’s Organic with andy Lopez aka Invisible Gardener


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Andy Lopez goes to work with vinegar, a bag of flour, garlic cloves, peppermint soap, and a bottle of Tabasco sauce. He may sound like a Cajun chef, but he’s actually one of the world’s most respected organic gardeners. He uses these items as pesticides. As time passes, more and more so-called safe chemicals are outlawed, he says, after society has been used as a guinea pig. That’s why Lopez promotes organic alternatives through books, tapes, lectures, and radio shows, and now through his web site. “Peppermint soap is toxic to insects and ants”, he explains. ” It scrambles their senses and drives them away. I put Dr. Bronners ( a natural brand ) peppermint soap in water and spray it on plants and vegetables. It is also good for many diseases, but it has to be right concentration about one tablespoon per gallon”. Vinegar also works well in gardens. Many plants thrive on it as a nutritional supplement and quickly absorb it. When poured in a bowl, it also can attract and kill pests. With each passing year, there is a growing concern that synthetic pesticides are linked to some cancers and illnesses. A Denver-based study, for instance, published in the American Journal of Public Health, found that children whose yards were treated with herbicides and insecticides had four times the risk of a certain cancer-soft-tissue sarcoma. Fetuses exposed to home pest strips during the final three months of pregnancy had three times the normal rate of leukemia, and children exposed to them after birth ran twice the normal risk rate of leukemia, the study found. Tune in and learn how to thrive organically with one of the world's leading organic gardeners!

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