How do you make your own organic pesticide?
I am growing some vegetables in containers and need some type of organic pesticide or tips/tricks on keeping bugs from eating my vegetable plants.
Garlic powder, cinnamon, and organic apple cidar vinegar all work well to keep pests away.
Cayenne pepper. Then I looked at all those leaves sprinkled with cayenne pepper and thought, "What a waste! Wouldn't that be better in some Mexican dish???" The ladies at the local Historic Sacramento Rose Garden patiently spray water on aphids or crush them with their fingers, but that takes too long for me. I HATE APHIDS. I was raised on an orchard, and I have not problem turning to the real deal at times.
Seep the leaves of the Citronella plant and the fresh flower heads of the Magnolia. Use the "tea" in a spray bottle.
This sounds interesting. I have never heard of this before but I am not sure where to find a citronella plant.
In the southeast citronella plants can be found in the major home improvement stores. We had plant expo here on Arbor Day this year and nearly half of the vendors had them for sale. It may just be a Florida thing, but target seeds online.
I didn't even know there was such a thing as a Citronella plant. I will have to see if our Home Depot in Illinois sells them; I'm guessing they may not. But starting one from seed is a great idea for next year. Thanks.
by Claudia Tello 8 years ago
Which organic pesticide do you recommend for lettuce?I am growing lettuce in my garden and it is being attacked!!!!
by kat11 9 years ago
Do you think the food industry abuses the term organic?Do you feel that factories or industry that make food products use the term organic loosely on their packaging? Let me know how you feel about it.
by sabrinaaq 10 years ago
I like jalapenos and one of the very few ways i use it is in guacamole!
by Brian Dooling 8 years ago
Should I pinch the buds off a Cayenne hot pepper to make it grow larger?I have a number of Long Red Cayenne hot pepper plants growing in pots, they are about 7 inches tall now and I have already pinched one set of buds off, which spurred growth but now I have a decent amount of new buds...
by Buffman 9 years ago
For the Master Cleanse Drink how do I make the drink more drinkable if 2 much cayenne pepper is n?Too much cayenne, too spicey!!!
by Peeples 8 years ago
Does any plant really repel mosquitoes?They are already horrible this year and I would like natural things to repel them. I started some basil seeds but don't know if they really work or how many I would need. Does anyone know what plants really work?
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