Saturday, September 10, 2011

Safer - Organic Gardening supplies Review

This year my husband and I set up a garden.  We had fun getting everything planted.  In one box we had our tomatoes and peppers, yummy!!  Beside the house is where I planted my squash and cucumbers, in a third box we has a variety of other plants.  The gardens started growing great the plants looked happy and healthy getting big and strong.  Then I noticed it my squash took a drastic turn for the worse!! Little gray bugs all over it leaves half eaten whole stocks of it going down and shriveling away.  This was my introduction to the squash bug!  I love eating garden squash in the summer sadly this summer I did without.  The squash bug won.  Next year will be a different story, thanks to SaferBrand's Organic bug control products, my garden will stand a chance against these little creatures.

SaferBrand sent me three products to check out:

Bug Patrol 6.4 oz Concentrate – with Sprayer
This concentrate is one of our most versatile formulas and I included our most popular sprayer. This sprayer is a pump sprayer that allows for very easy application. The formula is a combination of insecticidal soap and pyrethrin which works to eliminate soft bodied and hard bodied insects. This product can eliminate up to 40 different insects so it can be almost your one stop solution to keep your garden insect free. Our Bug Patrol formula is OMRI Listed, USDA certified for use in organic gardening and the best part is that it can be used up until the day of harvest. 

 I think this maybe a product that will save my garden from these nasty little squash bugs!  I am excited to test it out next summer.  I like that this formula comes in a concentrate and a sprayer bottle, this way I can only mix up the amount I need and keep the rest of the spray in concentrate form for easier and better storage.  I like that the product came with a post card size chart that tell how much to dilute the solution based on the type of plant you are spraying.  

Garden Dust
  This stuff is awesome. I use it all the time. It comes in a ‘puffer’ bottle which is best used downwind so it doesn’t get into your face (even though it is OMRI listed so it wont hurt you if it did). This product can eliminate a lot of caterpillars, and crawling insects on your plants. it is powered by Bacillus Thuringiensis (BT) which is effective in eliminate various worms and caterpillars but without harming beneficial insects, children, wildlife and pets. It is one of my favorite products and as I mentioned earlier, it is OMRI Listed and can be used up until the day of harvest. 

This product also excites me.  I feel like it will do a good job protecting my garden from those annoying creatures that got to it so bad this year!!  I like that this product comes ready to use open the bottle and dust the crops it cannot get any easier than that!  

Safer® Brand Garden Fungicide utilizes the effectiveness of our popular sulfur-based fungicide. This organic fungicide is an effective, economical and convenient solution to the wide array of fungal blights that consumers face everyday.  OMRI Listed® and compliant for use in organic gardening. This organic fungicide is ideal for organic vegetable gardening and as an effective solution for rose care and tomato fungicide. 

 I am really glad to have this product.  It controls alot of the things we see so commonly in our plants - the rust, powdery Mildew and black spots.  I like that it can be used on such a wide variety of plants.  Like the garden dust I like that this spray bottle of fungicide is ready to go, just aim and spray.  

I really like that SaferBrand products are Organic it gives me a peace of mind knowing I am choosing a safer product for my family and the environment.  

Disclaimer:  I was given the above mentioned products for review purposes, all opinions in this post are my own and not influenced by the company.  


  1. Thank you for the introduction to Safer! I am always interested in hearing about new organic options that I can use at home :)

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