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all natural/earth friendly pesticide

by angela
(florida)

do you garden? do you use nasty chemicals that are both bad for you and the environment on your plants to keep bugs away? you don't have to! i use an all natural pesticide on my veggies that is right in your cupboard.

Look in your spice cabinet. any pepper and water mix will work. just mix a little pepper ( i use cayenne, but anything hot will work) with a little water in a spray bottle! just spritz your plants. the bugs don't like it! and it doesn't harm you or the earth!

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YEAH!!!!
by: Anonymous

This is a great idea, I heard this last spring from a neighbor of mine and tried it for the first time this year and not only were there no bug problems but, (and maybe its just me) my garden yeild seemed larger than the previous year.

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Stopped up nozzle.
by: Anonymous

This is truly a green solution to the bug problem for those of us who practice organic gardening. One problem I've had on my first attempts was having the pepper want to stop up the nozzle of the spray bottle. I solved it by placing the pepper in a small piece of coffee filter paper and tying it closed.

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Great idea!
by: Anonymous

What a great idea! Never thought of putting it in a spray bottle. I think the pepper would be much better for the environment than pesticides!I wonder if it will keep cats away, too?

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Natural pesticides/community garden
by: robinsbooks

But will it interfere with the pollination process? Our village (Ossining) put in community garden plots for some of us and it's a blast, so all gardening tips appreciated!

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Love this idea!
by: Anonymous

I love the idea of an eco-safe bug repellent! I will be sure to this one out! It seems logical too, cayenne must really be irritating to small little buggers.

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Just a couple additions
by: Anonymous

Being an old hippie I know of several techniques. Recycle old cigarette butts, simply make a tobacco tea with water and old butts. Spray this on bug problems. Another is Diatemacious earth, it is used as a pool filter and is entirely organic. Sprinkle this around outside anywhere a roach or ant might get in and it suck the moisture out of the bug.

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Not sure
by: Anonymous

Great idea !! I'll give it a try. But could you tell me the amount of pepper to put in the water ?

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