What is the best way to keep bugs from eating your outdoor plants?

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  • Margolynluvsu Margolynluvsu on Jun 19, 2017
    Baby powder near roots if plants are edible, non edibles like flowers you can sprinkle on soil around plant and lower leaves.

  • Michele Pappagallo Michele Pappagallo on Jun 19, 2017
    Make a spray with plain water, a bit of cayenne pepper, and a few drops of dishwashing liquid. Spray it on your plants and it will keep away a lot of the bugs.

  • Tee Tee on Jun 20, 2017
    Depends on the type of bugs. Aphids wash off with a strong water spray, slugs and snail place margarine tubs buried to the rim in the garden and fill with beer, beetles pick off day and night and for grubs and other munchers spray plants with hot chili sauce strained through a cheesecloth and mix with water. Buy a cheap hand sprayer but make sure u strain the hot sauce or it will clog. WEAR GLOVES
    the bugs will not like the taste and the slugs and snails will drown.
    sounds crazy but it is totally organic and works like a charm
    Good luck and keep on growing!

  • Susan Susan on Jun 20, 2017
    Jerry Baker has so many homemade remedies - one uses mint mouthwash, "tobacco juice" and soap...mixed into water (tobacco juice is chewing tobacco in cheesecloth and brewed like tea but in cold water-overnight-ish...) each part of the recipe attacks different bugs. I've lost the exact recipe but I'd think one cup mouthwash, one cup "juice", maybe a tablespoon of "DAWN" (cuz I always have it) and a gallon of water into a hand held sprayer - go to town!!