There are two universal truths of which I have always felt certain certainties: cats love milk and plants love water. I was a little wrong on both points. Although plants need water to survive, they also like milk. In addition, most cats are lactose intolerant. Therefore, kittens over 12 weeks of age should only drink water.
Milk can really benefit your garden and your plants. Read on to find out how.
Milk acts as a fertilizer
The calcium in milk can help strengthen the structure of a plant. The nourishing properties that milk provides to animals and humans also help protect plants. The sugars in milk can help achieve healthier crops.
Milk can disinfect
When milk is applied in areas directly exposed to the sun, it acquires antiseptic properties. Try soaking your garden shears in milk rather than bleach to disinfect them (no promise on how it will smell in a few days).
Milk can prevent fungi
Fight fungal diseases (such as mold or rot) by applying diluted milk to the surface of the plants. For the most success, combine one part of milk with two or three parts of water. Spray this mixture on the leaves of your plants every 10 days. For best results, use it at the start of the season as a preventative.
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