Natural Recipes for Home and Garden

 

Natural Recipes for a Pest-Free Garden

A beautiful and healthy garden is possible without the use of expensive and often hazardous chemicals.

All-purpose insect spray: 
  • 1 garlic bulb
  • 1 quart water
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp liquid soap (hand soap only).

Chop or grind garlic and onion, add cayenne and mix with water.  Let stand 1 hour, then add liquid soap.  Store in a covered jar in the refrigerator up to one week.  Use as a spray wherever insects are causing a problem.

 

Animal Repellent Sprays

Use a spray on the plants and yard area where these animals are causing problems.

Cats:
  • 2 parts cayenne powder
  • 1 garlic
  • 3 parts dry mustard powder
  • 5 parts flour
  • Add sufficient water
Dogs:
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 quart water
  • 1 tsp Tabasco sauce
Squirrels:
  • 1/2 oz. Tabasco sauce
  • 1 tsp chile powder
  • 1 pint water
  • Dash of dish soap

 

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