In a world full of harmful pesticides how can the local gardener grow the plants they need and keep the bugs away too? Luckily for us, there are many alternatives that you can use in your garden to keep away the bugs that may eat your plants.
The one that we recommend is a homemade garden bug spray that will keep the bugs away without harming your plants. This recipe was originally from Keeper of the Home by Jami from An Oregon Cottage and is a recipe that you will want to save for years to come.
Garlic is a Natural Pesticide
Garlic is a cheap, natural, and non-toxic pesticide that naturally keeps away bugs in your garden. Since plants have evolved for millions of years they have had to develop their own natural defense against bugs, bacteria, and even fungus.
To help the garlic work stay away from any kind of chemical fertilizer. The chemicals will actually deplete the garlic making it hard to do its job and keep bugs away from your plants. You can also plant some garlic in your garden to keep away termites, white flies, belts, aphids, ants, caterpillars, army worms, beetles, and slugs.
Use Mint as a Natural Pesticide
Almost everything from the Mint family such as lemon balm, mint, and peppermint are great for keeping bugs out of your garden. These plants will run the ground of your garden and won’t struggle with less sunlight. Just make sure they have enough water and you can enjoy the natural defense of this plant while also having some awesome healing herbs for your kitchen.
Red Cayenne Pepper
These natural insect deterring plants have many uses in and out of the home. Grow some red cayenne pepper to spice up your food and to help keep the bugs away. What is great about this plant is it is also good for keeping away the animal critters that want to munch on or trample your garden.
You can even put some cayenne in a spray bottle and put it around your garden to keep the bugs and pests out!
How To Make Your Own Home-Brewed Garden Insect Spray
- 2 whole heads of garlic clove (peel and separate)
- 3 cups of mint stems and leaves
- 2 tsp. of dry red cayenne pepper
- 2 small squirts of eco-friendly dishwashing liquid
1. Put the mint and garlic in a food processor and pulse for several seconds.
2. Then move the garlic-mint mixture into a pot with 2.8 liters or 12 cups or water.
3. Add the cayenne pepper
4. Bring the water to a boil, remove it from the heat, then let it sit overnight
5. Strain into glass spray bottles (or your garden sprayer) and then add the 2 small jets of dish soap, and shake it all up.
How to Use the Spray:
Shake up the mixture before you. Use it when there is a cloudy day, late a night, or early in the morning so the moisture doesn’t fry your plants in the sun. Spray any leave that you see that bugs have been eating. Spray the top and bottom of the leaves. Wait a few days and then try it again if the problem still persists.
There should be a big difference after just one application of the mixture.
Breakfast, blood sugar, & inflammation
Recent research has shown that Inflammation is responsible for 7 out of 10 Deaths in the United States. But it doesn’t have to be the same way for you.
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In April, 2009, researchers stunned the medical community when they reported chronic inflammation as the root cause of several major diseases.
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In the years that I've been working on this website project I've come across some amazing resources by some very special people. I'd like to share them with you here.
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Enjoy! Let me know how these work out for you. And if you run across anything I've missed please let me know.