No matter how organically you live, you may be tempted to wander from your natural ways if your delicious and cherished garden is overrun with pests. This feeling is normal, but should not be given into. You’ve dedicated your life and gardening to organic, natural, and environmentally safe methods, why ruin that with a quick-fix pesticide that will inevitably do more harm than good in the long run? Good news is, despite your temptations, you don’t have to give in to pesticides. There are plenty of organic and all-natural ways to approach pest-control in the garden.
There are many options and some of them you can even make on your own. This article shows you how to make your own organic cayenne pepper bug repellent. It will keep bugs off of your garden vegetables while not harming the ecosystem any deeper. All you need to make this spray are these ingredients:
- garlic (1 bulb)
- onion (1)
- powdered cayenne pepper (1 teaspoon)
- water (1 quart)
- liquid castile soap (1 tablespoon)
Once you have all of the ingredients you can get started by blending the onion and the garlic. When they are sufficiently liquified, add the water and cayenne pepper. Let this mixture sit, covered, for one hour. After an hour, use cheesecloth to strain it. Add the castile soap to the strained mixture before pouring it all into your spray bottle.
Use this spray on plants that need a little relief from bugs. Keep the spray in the refridgerator between uses. Make a new mixture after one week.
Read on for details on this spray as well as more information on organic methods.