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Vegetable Garden Red Pepper Spray Recipe

Leafhoppers, spittlebugs, beetles, and loopers are some very annoying common pests that we see in our vegetable gardens year after year and it can get so frustrating. I’ve been there, and I feel the struggle with you.

I think I feel it more now since I have a child of my own. I never thought about pesticides and chemicals that have been passed into my system form the vegetables that I ate. Now, all I think about every time I am buying produce is “what am I going to be eating this time?” For that reason I have been growing my own vegetable garden every summer and every summer I deal with spittlebugs.

For any pests that suck on your plant, you want to use a spicy recipe for repelling them and the spicier the better. I not only use garlic in my vegetable garden but I also use red pepper, especially in the years that the bugs get really bad (usually after a very wet winter). The best thing about this recipe that I am about to give you is the fact that you can put it in the garden sprayer and attach it to the outdoor hose.

This is especially great if you have a larger garden.

Vegetable Garden Red Pepper Spray Recipe Ingredients

Here is what you need:
• 1 tablespoon red pepper
• 6 drops dish soap
• 1 gallon water
• Glass jar
• Garden Sprayer and a Hose

Vegetable Garden Red Pepper Spray

Here is what you do:
• Add 1 tablespoon red pepper to 1 gallon of water in a glass jar and let set 24 hours.

Vegetable Garden Red Pepper Spray


 

Vegetable Garden Red Pepper Spray


• Add 6 drops of dish soap to the sprayer bottle, close, shake well and attach to hose.

Vegetable Garden Red Pepper Spray

• If pepper has large pieces that may get stuck in the sprayer, use a cheesecloth and drain the liquid into the garden sprayer bottle or other storage bottle.

Vegetable Garden Red Pepper Spray

 

• Soak plants thoroughly with the mixture once a week to keep pests at bay.

• Add 6 drops of dish soap to the sprayer bottle, close, shake well and attach to hose.

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