What is Diatomaceous Earth and How Can You Use It In The Garden?

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Diatomaceous earth is a naturally occurring, soft sedimentary rock that is crumbled into a fine white powder. Wondering how you can use DE in your garden? Well, as a natural method of pest control!


DE works at killing insects because the microscopic particles are very sharp and as an insect crawls over it, it gets cut. DE also can stick to the insect causing it to dry out.


Diatomaceous Earth is completely NON-TOXIC! Because it harms insects physically, and not chemically, it is very safe for you and your garden. Just remember to wear a mask, to avoid breathing in the dust particles.


It is very effective against slugs, beetles, worms, fleas, mites, spiders and MORE! Have you tried DE in your garden?


Learn more about ORANIC PEST CONTROL: https://www.seedsnow.com/blogs/news/natural-pest-control

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I also know it from the aquarium hobby, where the tiny particles with lots of sharp edges are used in water filtration. They can be used to "polish" the water, getting it to be extra clear.

What I really like about it for garden use is that it's non-toxic. It's just extra fine dirt. Granted, it's not good to breathe the dust. It's not good to breath any dust. But you don't have to worry about it building up to toxic levels or contaminating your food.

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