Make This Homemade Garden Insect Spray To Keep The Bugs At Bay
Gardeners know that some bugs are just going to get their plants no matter what they spray...but that's no longer the case. Try this homemade spray to keep your garden safe!
Even better, not only is this DIY spray easy to make - it's also harmless to your plants. In particular you're going to want garlic, mint, and red cayenne.
Garlic is a natural fungicide and pesticide, and works best if you don't use artificial fertilizers in your garden. Aphids, ants, termites, white flies, beetles, borers, caterpillars, slugs, and army worms can all be minimized with the use of garlic.
TIP: Our expert gardening advisor adds, “Healthy soil will draw beneficial insects and work along with garlic to repel the bad insects. Keep your soil healthy by using plenty of organic matter, allowing adequate drainage and keeping the garden weed free.”
Not only does mint smell amazing, it also helps repel pests in your garden!
3. Red Cayenne Pepper
Like mint, red cayenne pepper can also repel pests.
Combining all three ingredients results in a super strong, super effective spray. Here's how to make it:
- 2 whole heads garlic, cloves separated and peeled
- 3 cups mint leaves and stems
- 2 tsp dry red cayenne pepper
- 2 small squirts eco-friendly dishwashing liquid
- Pulse the pre-prepared garlic and mint in a food processor for several seconds.
- Transfer the garlic-mint mix to a pot of 12 cups of water (2.8 liters) and add the cayenne peper.
- Bring to a boil, remove from heat, then let it rest overnight
- Strain into spray bottles (or garden sprayer) and add the 2 small jets of dish soap, then shake to mix in.
- Shake the spray container well before each use. On a cloudy day or in the early morning or late evening (as to not burn the plants) spray all the leaves of the affected plants, both on their top and reverse side.
- Wait for a couple of days to see the effect and then apply more (if needed of course). You may only need 1 single application to see that they are “shaking off” the bugs and disease.
After spraying your plants just once you should see progress, and after a month and a few more applications they should look good as new. As this spray is safe for the whole garden, don't feel as if you're going to hurt anything - use as needed!
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