Growing your own vegetables is a great way of ensuring you get fresh produce when you need them. Additionally, because you cared for them yourself, you know what went into growing them – no synthetic insecticides that are harmful to health. Part of taking care of your plants is making sure that they’re pest-free. But with the toxins that come with the use of store-bought pesticides, how does one drive pests away?
The answer could very well be in your cupboard right now.
Using homemade natural pesticide is the safer choice for you. You can make them out of inexpensive items that may already be inside your home. For example, if you have problems with sap-sucking insects, mixing soap, oil, and water would get rid of aphids, spider mites, and thrips. You can also mix baby shampoo with water for the same effect.
Garlic and red pepper are also excellent ingredients for a homemade natural bug insecticide for your vegetable garden. No matter what your choice is, remember to test it out in a small portion of your plant and see how it reacts. While you want to kill off pests and insects, you certainly don’t want to kill your plant, too.
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If you want to make your own homemade natural bug insecticide for your vegetable garden, check out this video.