How many times have you gone out to your garden and seen tons of pests crawling around? Not only are they a nuisance, but they can cause serious damage to your fruits, vegetables, and flowers. While you may just want to grab a chemical pesticide from your local nursery, these tend to hurt your environment and make your harvest inedible. That’s why it’s best to make your own and it’s easy too. Check out how to make an organic pesticide below:
1. Start by mixing a 1/2 cup of hot peppers with a 1/2 cup of either onions or garlic cloves
Typically, your vegetables should already be cut up and chopped before combining them together. If you have onions and garlic cloves in your kitchen, feel free to use both of them in this mixture.
2. Place your mixture in an electric blender
Then, blend the vegetables together, forming a thick, chunky paste. Make sure to keep an eye on your blender, because you don’t want to blend the vegetables too much or too little.
3. Grab two cups of warm water and add it to your vegetable paste
Unlike step two, here you want to create a smooth mixture, so mix your paste and water thoroughly.
4. Let your new mixture sit for 24 hours
This is the most important step because you need to give all of your ingredients time to settle together. We suggest pouring your solution into some kind of glass or plastic container and then placing that in a sunny spot. If you can’t find an area to leave your container where it has direct exposure to UV rays, then put it down somewhere that’s warm.
5. Once the 24 hours are up, pour your mixture through a strainer and into a clean container
This is a crucial step because it removes the pieces of vegetable from your solution and leaves you with the vegetable-infused water instead. After that, you’re all done. This mixture you just made is your organic pesticide.
Now that you’re finished creating your pesticide, pour it into a squirt bottle and begin using it in your garden. For the best results, squirt your pesticide onto your plants about every four to five days.