17 April 2012

17th Day, 17th Way

17.  Use ladybugs for natural pesticide
There is nothing more frustrating than walking out to your garden and discovering that your vegetables look like this.  I instantly want to kill the pests.  They can wipe out a crop in no time.  One of the best defenses is to fight them with other bugs.  Attracting bugs to your yard that feed on these insects is a great alternative to spraying your garden with chemicals.  They will eat your pests but not your vegetables. You can purchase ladybugs to release in your yard after setting up a suitable habitat and then watch your garden flourish.  I'll be sharing a post later today about the benefits of ladybugs and where you can purchase them.  
16.  Avoid the car

15.  Meet a local
14.  Put a brick in your toilet
13.  Don't use paper towels 
12.  Capture household waste water
11.  Air dry your laundry
10.  Avoid plastic-ware
9.  Don't throw anything away
8.  Get off the grid for a day
7.  Put out a bucket or barrel to capture the rain
6.  Limit Energy Consumption
5.  Take reusable sacks to the store - Every store
4.  Use natural dyes for Easter eggs
3.  Buy from a local business
2.  Make a commitment to the challenge.
1.  Clean the air in your home by purchasing house plants to filter the air.

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