Garlic Pepper Tea: A Natural Pesticide

As a gardener, I occasionally have run-ins with insects, especially aphids. When this happens, I have a safe and natural way to dispatch these devils. Garlic Pepper Tea. Every summer I put together a batch of Garlic Pepper Tea and in no time at all insect infestations are gone.
A safe and easy way to get rid of garden pests.
Take 2 whole garlic bulbs
Plus two hot peppers. I've used jalapenos, but serrano or habanero work well.
Fill a blender a little over half way with water and blend until liquified.
Strain out solids and add enough water to make a gallon of Garlic Pepper Tea Concentrate.
To make a spray for killing garden pests, add 1/4 C. of Garlic Pepper Tea to 1 gallon of water. Spray on infested plants. Your garden will smell like salsa.

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  • Crumly
    on Jul 26, 2018

    I’ve seen a few mixtures to prevent deer and other critters to stay away, however I have two Yorkie puppies that will not stay away from my hostas. Being that it’s poisonous to dogs I’ve had to remove or pot most of mine and a lot of them are not doing well. Anybody out there know how to keep the pups away with out destroying the hostas or leashing the dogs, please!

    • Robin Wescher
      on Aug 24, 2019

      I am using an x-pen to keep the beagles out of the hosta until I find a better solution

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