Since Spring finally decided to stop being on vacation and show up this year many are finally being able to plant those beautiful and yummy gardens! The only problem is that with this beautiful weather also comes another visitor-little buggies. These of course can be the most annoying and destructive aspect of planting a garden. If you’re a first time gardener-they may push you over the edge a bit!
Trying to figure out what to spray on your garden to get rid of these pests can also be such a pain. Many, if not most, pesticides on the market today are filled with such harmful chemicals-it would completely defeat the purpose of planting your own garden! If you want tons of nasties on your food, you can hike yourself to the nearest big box store to pick them up. It would save you a ton of time and energy that’s for sure!
I hope to have a bigger garden someday soon, but because of our HOA we are not allowed to have very much. I’m starting out small with some herbs in my flower boxes out back. Oh what my pregnant cravings would give to have an entire backyard filled with watermelons! But until then, I am doing what I can to really give some TLC to the plants I do have.
After doing a bit of research (well, quite a bit of research actually) I found what I think is the best all-natural bug spray for your garden. It only has three ingredients, yet seems to get rid of a wide variety of bugs from aphids to cabbage moths!
Homemade Bug Spray For Gardens
What You Need:
- 1 head of garlic
- 1 cup of vegetable oil
- 3 drops of dishwashing soap
Put the garlic through a garlic press.
Toss in container with oil.
Place in fridge for two-three days until you get a strong garlic smell.
Once you have the smell strain out the oil and mix with 3 cups of water and the dishwashing soap.
Spray on the entire plant at the FIRST sign of buggies!
Sooner or later you’ll be able to sit back and enjoy the fruit of your labor-literally!
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Do you have a favorite garden spray? Have you ever made a homemade bug spray for gardens? What kind of plants do you use it on?