That just goes to show that DIY projects (or do-it-yourself projects) always work the best for gardeners!
Importantly, this homemade pesticide will not harm your “garden pets” that is your hard grown plants.
It’s extremely easy to make it, and, at the same time, it is super effective to get rid of bothersome garden insects.
If you are preparing to create a glorious garden area this spring season, this spray will be of great help for you every single step of the way!
This home-brewed recipe was adapted from Keeper of the Home by Jami from An Oregon Cottage. Jami’s results (above) tell the story for themselves. This is definitely a recipe that you don’t want to misplace!
It is just perfect for all the gardeners with a mint patch. If yours has become enormous, you’ll find quite functional uses for the surplus of mint sprigs. read more about each ingredient…
HOME-BREWED GARDEN INSECT SPRAY
• 2 whole heads of garlic, cloves separated and peeled
• 3 cups of mint leaves and stems
• 2 tsp. of dry red cayenne pepper
• 2 small squirts of eco-friendly dishwashing liquid
Directions step by step:
- Pulse the pre-prepared garlic and mint in a food processor for several seconds.
2. Transfer the garlic-mint mix to a pot of 12 cups of water (2.8 liters) and add the cayenne peper.
3. Bring to a boil, remove from heat, then let it rest overnight
4. Strain into spray bottles (or garden sprayer) and add the 2 small jets of dish soap, then shake to mix in.
This is how you use it:
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.
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