Chemical-Free Pesticide

5 Minutes

I have been very careful about the way I care for our vegetable garden. I try to avoid chemical-heavy products as it is, and using chemicals on our little garden just seems silly. Unfortunately, I am growing many leafy greens which little bugs just seem to love! Luckily this mixture for my Chemical-Free Pesticide has worked like a charm. In fact, you can see the little critters scurry off your plants as you spray them–very reassuring!
Ingredients Needed:
1. White Distilled Vinegar
2. Dish Soap
3. Water
1. Combine 1 part vinegar with two parts water into a spray bottle.
2. Add 2 teaspoons of dish soap and shake!
3. Spray generously over the leaves of your fruits, vegetables and other flower and vegetable garden plants.
4.Watch as insects run away!

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  • Florida Beachpotato
    on Nov 15, 2016

    Vinegar will burn and kill the plants if too strong a solution. In a spray bottle I use Dr. Bronner's peppermint liquid soap - diluted by 75% water, large pinch of baking soda. For many years. Inside the house too. Get it at health food storesl

  • Lisa McFarland Gittli
    on May 21, 2018

    I’m a newbie at growing a few veggies. I love your DYI pests spray it keeps my bell pepper and jalapeño plants bug free. Thank you 😃

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