Gardening & Greenhouse Recipes

A safe homemade bug spray to combat aphids and spider mites:

This recipe from the DIY website An Oregon Cottage.
Ingredients List
  • 2 whole heads garlic, cloves separated and peeled
  • 3 c. mint leaves (and stems, too – I just throw it all in now)
  • 2 tsp. dry cayenne pepper
  • 2 small squirts of biodegradable dishwashing liquid or Castille soap.
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Rodents are another story, some burrow underground in which case you just have to find their hole and fill it with cayenne pepper or the pokiest stick plants you can find such as tumbleweeds. Other rodents are a bit more challenging.