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Recipe for How to Grow Organic Worm-Free Apples, Cherries, and Pears

I've used this recipe for years. The result is much better than pesticides.

Worm-Free Apples, Cherries, Pears
  • Using a cleaned out 1 gallon milk jug, cut a hole about the size of a small egg just below the milk jugs shoulder.  This can easily be done if you first put hot water in the jug and shake it around until the sides get warm.  Empty out water and cut hole with a sharp knife. 
1 cup cider vinegar
1/3 cup dark molasses
                        1/2 teaspoon ammonia
                        Add enough water to make 1 1/2 quarts liquid

  • Mix together and pour into milk jug using a funnel. Make sure to replace the cap on the milk jug.
  • When apple trees are just about done blooming tie the jug on a sturdy branch with a strip of cloth. Hang the jug with the hole facing slightly down so the rain can't get in but also so the mixture can't spill out.
  • As the season progresses, you'll notice the mixture evaporating, I just grab my lawn hose and add more water to the jug. 
  • Keep jugs in the tree until harvest is over.  Discard the jugs, but amazed at how many moths are in the mixture...pretty gross!
  • Place 2-4 jugs in different locations for an average sized tree.

 With love and gratitude,

Each of us lead a life filled with miracles, we just need to pause and see them! What's new and good with you?