Regardless of how much time and care you may have invested in your plants, you deserve the right to protect what you have grown. Whether pests are chewing up decorative flowers or devouring a seasonal harvest of homegrown vegetables, you need to have a means to protect what you cultivate.
If you would like to know how to protect your plants against bothersome animals without causing collateral damage to the rest of your garden, then look over the instructions below on how to make three types of environmentally friendly, pest control sprays.
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What you will need: spray bottle, powdered cayenne pepper, onion, garlic, hot peppers, tomato leaves, liquid dish soap, and water.
1.) Tomato Leaf Spray: Takes 2 cups of tomoato leaves, and 4 cups of water. Using a large bowl, cut up the leaves, then add two cups of water, and allow the mixture to sit over night. After this, strain the mixture and discard the leaves. Add the remaining 2 cups of water to dilute the solution. This mixture repels aphids, soft-bodied pests, and attracts Trichogramma wasps, which feed on the eggs of earworms that infest corn.
2.) Hot Pepper Spray: (It might be a good idea to wear rubber gloves when making this concoction). For this, you will need 1½ cups of hot peppers and 2 cups of water. Combine the two ingredients together using a blender and then strain the mixture with a piece of cheesecloth. Apply on plants about every seven days. This will repel not only insects, but cats and dogs as well.
3.) All-Purpose Spray: This one requires a small onion bulb, 1 bulb of garlic, 1 teaspoon of ground cayenne pepper, 1 quart of water, and a tablespoon of liquid dish soap. First, blend the onion and the garlic together then add the cayenne pepper and water. Stir this all together and allow for it to stand for around an hour. Afterwards, strain the mixture and add the dish soap and stir together. Use this solution on both sides of plant leaves to effectively repel slugs, beetles, among other unwanted creatures.
Why These Are Better Than Others
Using the above recipes for bug repellents on your garden are cheap and easy enough to make and provide peace of mind, as they are both effective and harmless to plants. There is nothing more defeating and pointless than dousing plants and vegetables with chemicals that cause unintended harm to other organisms. If you are contending with a particular organism that does not seem to be affected by any of the above solutions, then you may need to enlist the help of a traditional pest control company. You may be able to find a pest control company that offers environmentally friendly options in their services
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