Thursday, July 2, 2020
Keeping Pests Out of the Garden Organically
Because of Lilah Rose and grandchildren who visit, I want to ward off pests naturally. No Orkin man or regular bug spray for us!
I've read various articles and recipes and I've settled on this simple one that so far is working wonders. It is a combination of fresh garlic cloves, onions, cayenne pepper & red pepper flakes, and boiling water. You can also add a bit of dish soap if you like.
I combine the above and let the solution ferment for a few days in mason jars in a sunny spot in the kitchen. Strain and store in spray bottles.
I was quite concerned about the ants in the squash flowers. I waited until the bunnies left the nest for good before I sprayed them. I haven't seen an ant since.
I have been spraying the plants every 3 days. If it rains, I will spray them the following day. As I said, so far so good. I'm happy to say goodbye to garden pests organically.