Despite the availability of various pesticides, certain pests are simply too tough to eradicate from plants. Gardeners, on the other hand, know a little secret: homemade sprays are always the most effective!
The “garden pets” are not harmed by these manufactured insecticides. The one we propose is quite simple to make and can help you get rid of even the most pesky garden insects. Furthermore, it would be ideal if you prepared it now so that you may have a beautiful garden area come spring.
The dish was taken from An Oregon Cottage’s Keeper of the Home by Jami, and it is delicious with a mint patch.
Mint may be used as a natural insecticide.
Mint, also known as spearmint and peppermint, is a popular herb with square stems, fragrant leaves, and a refreshing flavor. It spreads by subterranean runners and thrives in areas with plenty of water. It requires plenty of water and, while it may be grown from seed, we recommend purchasing tiny plants.
Garlic may be used as a natural insecticide.
This low-cost, non-toxic insecticide is ideal for the garden since it has strong fungicidal and pesticidal qualities that help you manage pests.
Commercial chemical fertilizers, on the other hand, diminish the ability of the essential components in garlic to combat pests, so avoid them.
Garlic is effective against ants, aphids, white flies, termites, borers, beetles, caterpillars, slugs, and army worms.
According to gardening experts, “healthy soil will attract helpful insects and work in tandem with garlic to repel the harmful ones.” Maintain the health of your soil by adding enough of organic matter, permitting proper drainage, and keeping the garden weed-free.”
The use of red cayenne pepper as a natural insecticide
Natural pesticides can be non-toxic to humans and pets while still being environmentally friendly. The red cayenne pepper is one such natural insect repellent.
While there are a plethora of organic products and home treatments available to repel garden predators, a few “old stormy plants” are frequently referenced as insect and animal pest deterrents.
Red pepper sprays and powders, produced from extracts of the spicier members of the Capsaicin family, are among them.
Organic sprays and powders containing red pepper extracts are available at garden shops, but easy home techniques can also bring the power of red pepper to your organic crop.
The National Pesticide Information Center frequently promotes red pepper as a deterrent for pests such as skunks, rats, rabbits, dogs, deer, raccoons, and cats that consume or damage trees, shrubs, and other plants, as well as those who break into sheds and garbage cans.
It irritates the skin and lungs of rats, repelling them without hurting them.
All three of these plants are excellent insecticides on their own, but their combination is absolutely fantastic! Here’s how to make a super-powerful home-brewed garden bug pesticide spray:
- 3 cups of mint leaves and stems
- 2 whole heads of garlic, with the cloves separated and peeled
- 2 teaspoons of dry red cayenne pepper
- 2 small squirts of eco-friendly dishwashing liquid
In a food processor, combine the garlic and mint for a few seconds. Then, pour the mixture into a saucepan with 12 glasses of water (2.8 liters). Add the cayenne pepper and bring to a boil.
After then, take the mixture from the fire and set it aside till the next morning. Simply sift it and pour it into spray bottles (or garden sprayer). Finally, add the dish soap, shake to thoroughly mix it in, and it’s ready to use.
Before using, give the spray a good shake. Then, on an overcast day or early in the morning, spray the top and opposite sides of the leaves of the plants in your garden. Apply again after a few days, although in most cases, the benefits are apparent even after a few days.
Within using this insecticide, you will see great improvement in the garden, and after one month, all of your garden plants will be as healthy as new!
It is entirely safe, so don’t be concerned about your bushes and herbs being hurt!