Are you ready to find some homemade insecticides/pesticides to get rid of the bugs in your vegetable garden?
How about some homemade pesticide recipes that are not only safe, but also cheap? It’s still possible to keep your garden free from those mean little bugs without toxins and chancy chemicals.
Most chemical pesticides are very dangerous to humans and and small animals.
Why not use homemade insecticides if it’s possible. Why take the risk and use something dangerous when there are other options to keeping the bugs away from your garden.
Here are some good recipes for your yard as well as your garden. You can even use these on your houseplants!
Try taking a few Styrofoam cups and cutting off the bottom to make a shallow dish. Poor beer in it and it will help trap snails and slugs. You can also use various lids.
A friend of mine that grows wonderful gardens uses three tablespoons of salt to one gallon of water and sprays all of her vegetables. It keeps away cabbage-worms and spider mites.
To control other bugs in your garden, get together a bunch of dead bugs the newer the better, but many will do, crush them up and mix them with water. Strain the mix until it is watery enough that it will spray easily out of a spray bottle. This is just for outside use. This might seem strange, but bugs don’t like dead bugs. It makes sense when you think of it. I don’t know any humans that like the smell of something that has been dead. So if you look at it that way it makes sense. It might seem a little disgusting, but it works and it’s cheap. We are doing this right now and we are having tremendous results.
This on is called spearmint, hot pepper and horseradish spray. Here is what you will need:
1/4 cup of hot red peppers
1/4 cup horseradish, both root and leaves
1 tablespoons of liquid detergent
1/4 cup green onion tops
1/4 cup of fresh spearmint
1/2 gallon water
Mix the spearmint leaves, horseradish, onion tops and peppers together with enough water to cover everything. Then strain the solution. Add a half-gallon of water and the detergent. You can use this to spray almost any plant safely. Store the mixture for a few days in a cool place. It will not smell wonderful, but that is the point. The bugs will hate it! I have not tried this yet, but it will be next on my list because it looks inexpensive. I do have a friend that lives on the river that sent me to this website and told me it works like a charm and is cheap.
My friends and I found these online.
You will also find many other insecticide treatments that are totally homemade at the same website which is: http://ezinearticles.com/?Homemade-Pesticide-Recipes&id=308404