Organic vegetable garden pest control may sound like something that requires a great deal of knowledge and skill. It may sound like it is a great deal of work as well. But it does not have to be! You don’t have to have a green thumb or be a super savvy scientist to take advantage of the perks organic pest control offers not only your garden but your family as well. If you don’t like the idea of spraying chemicals all over your yard where it can harm people and pets, then organic pest control is for you. So where do you begin? With the recipes below, you too will be able to carefully and naturally remove pests that would otherwise dine on your crop!
Organic garden pest control methods allow you to safely and naturally control your pest without harming the plants, pets, or kids. Now take a peek at some easy organic pest control recipes below!
Organic Gardening Pest Control Recipes
Soap Solution-Kills bugs as well as fungus.
- 2 tablespoons of dishwashing liquid
- 1 gallon warm water
First you will want to carefully mix your ingredients and fill a spray bottle.
Add 1T of baking soda.
Place in a labeled spray bottle for easy identification and use as often as you need!
Oil Spray-Kills bugs on contact and can also prevent bugs from returning to problem spots.
- Use 1 cup of vegetable oil
- Add 1 tablespoon of dish washing liquid, generic is fine!
- 2 cups water, room temp works best.
This recipe is a cinch to whip up and only takes seconds.
First, you will want to combine oil and dish washing liquid in bottle.
In a spray bottle make solution using 1 T of oil mixture and water.
Shake bottle every so often while applying to keep separate your ingredients.
Re-apply after one to two week or as you think is needed.
Garlic Oil Spray-Kills bugs and mold on contact and with prolonged use.
- 1 whole garlic minced well or chopped fine
- 1 cup of basic/generic vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons garlic oil mixture
- 1 quart water, room temp works best.
- A few drops dish washing liquid, generic is fine.
First prepare garlic your oil mixture by combining garlic and oil together.
Refrigerate for a day or two, giving it plenty of time to set.
Strain out garlic carefully..
Mix remaining ingredients with 2 tsp of garlic oil mixture.
Spray as needed, several times a week if you wish. Garlic oil works on insects, mold and even stubborn mildew.
As you can see you have several frugal and simple options when it comes to organic pest control in your vegetable garden. Give one of these mixtures a try and see which one might work for you! They are all simple, require materials you already have in your kitchen, and really do the job. The best part, they do it naturally!