Homemade Garden Insect Spray That Really Works


You’ll love this homemade insect spray recipe that we found at An Oregon Cottage! It is easy to make and works effectively against garden bugs. Plus, it does’t have a foul smell.

Many thanks to 

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Homemade Garlic-Mint Garden Insect Spray

Ingredients:

  • 2 whole heads garlic, cloves separated and peeled
  • 3 c. mint leaves (and stems, too)
  • 2 tsp. dry cayenne pepper
  • 12 c. water
  • 2 small squirts of biodegradable dishwashing liquid

Directions: 

  • Add the garlic and mint to a food processor and pulse for a few seconds.
  • Transfer mixture to a large pot and add the cayenne and 12c. water.
  • Bring to a boil; remove from heat and let sit overnight.
  • Strain into a couple spray bottles (or gallon garden sprayer) and add the two small squirts of dish soap.

To use it:

  • Shake well before each use.
  • This mainly repels bugs, though if they rub against it, it can kill them.
  • Spray all the leaves on affected plants, including the undersides – preferably on a cloudy day so as not to burn the plants.
  • Wait a few days to see the affect and then apply more if needed.

Source: AnOregonCottage.com

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