Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I just stumbled across a great site for organic gardeners. I'm going to try this garlic pest recipe, I have an earwig problem in my romaine lettuce. Have a splendid day!

Garlic & Pepper Spray
Protect your garden plants from cabbage worms, caterpillars, horn worms, aphids, flea beetles and other chewing/sucking insects by routinely using a natural spray that you can make at home. The spray must be applied regularly, especially after a rainfall. Brew up a batch as follows:

6 cloves of garlic
1 Tbsp dried hot pepper
1 minced onion
tsp pure soap (not detergent)
1 gallon hot water

Blend & let sit for 1 - 2 days. Strain & use as spray. Ground cayenne or red hot pepper can also be sprinkled on the leaves of plants (apply when leaves are slightly damp) to repel chewing insects or added to the planting hole with bone meal or fertilizer to keep squirrels, chipmunks, dogs and other mammals away from your gardens. Be sure to reapply after rain.


Brittney Harmon said...

you've got a good looking garden!

Kevin and Keri Sheckler said...

Your daughter is sooooo beautiful!

Rosebud Organics said...

Thank you and thank you! :)