For me, getting down on my hands and knees in the garden is all that I need. It’s grueling work, but it’s an excellent way to escape the stress of everyday life. Well, that is unless you find that some insects have had a munch fest on your prized parsley. Yes, it’s terribly annoying! Unfortunately, many people automatically turn to harmful pesticides to rid their plants of pests, but I propose a different approach. Here are 3 natural, homemade pesticides that will do the trick. No excessive chemicals needed.
The bonus with this one is that you’ll be vampire-free too. Garlic can do wonders for our bodies since it is rich in antibacterial and antiviral properties. However, when it comes to bugs that want to tear up your garden, garlic is no friend. Grab 5 garlic bulbs and place them in 16 oz. of water and let it sit out for the night. Once the morning comes, fill a spray bottle with your new garlic pesticide and give your plants a spray down. Voila! As easy as that.
Epsom Salt Homemade Pesticide
The Epsom salt solution is one of the best out there, in my opinion. You can either sprinkle it around your flowerbeds or dissolve it in water and use it as a spray for your growing babies. The minerals in the Epsom salt will actually help to promote growth in your garden. Plus, there’s that theory about slugs and salt…
Hot Pepper Bug Repellent
You know what they say, “If you can’t handle the heat, get out the kitchen.” Your next organic pesticide is made entirely from dried hot peppers. The story is this – grab a handful of hot chili peppers and chop them up to fine dust (use a food processor). Once you’ve got this handy, you can sprinkle it over the soil surrounding your plants.
It’s so easy to fall into the trap of buying overpriced chemical products to take of your precious plants. But the fact is that you can save money, keep your garden organic and still keep pests out of your yard.