I love planting a garden, but I hate having to use harsh chemicals to get rid of the bugs eating the plants and produce. It seems to defeat the purpose of growing a garden for healthier produce if you are just going to use chemicals to get rid of the bugs.
My friend gave me this recipe she has used to get rid of bugs using ingredients you can find around the house. Best part is, there are no harsh chemicals! I always get Squash bugs on my Zucchini, pumpkins and squash so I’m so excited to use this!
- Clove of Garlic
- 2 Onions
- Jalapeno Pepper
- Dish Soap
Chop the veggies and throw them in the blender.
Place the mixture into a pot of warm water on the stove.
Boil and let sit for up to 30 minutes. Warning, it is very strong smelling.
When it is done sitting, strain the pulp of the veggies from the mixture. So you are left with strong smelling water. Add 1 1/2 TBLS of dish soap, and pour into your spray bottle. Just spray the leaves and stem of the plant, and the smell will keep those bugs away! Just remember this isn’t filled with harsh chemicals, so it might take a few days of spraying to get rid of the bugs!
Organic Gardening, only $1.00 per month!