Best Homemade Garden Sprays for Garden Pests and Diseases

Feb 7, 2011Updated 1 month ago

Homemade bug sprays are more economic and better for the environment than pesticides.
Instead of running out and getting pesticides from the local hardware store, why don't you try making some natural bug and disease sprays at home. They will probably be kinder on the environment.

Chamomile Tea Spray for Bugs and Powdery Mildew

Mix six tablespoons of dried chamomile with three cups of boiling water. Let steep then pour into a sprayer. Do not spray on the plants that have direct sunlight. This will keep for three days.

Cayenne Pepper Spray for Bugs

Crush seven cloves of garlic and place in a bowl. Add one tablespoon of cayenne pepper and three cups of boiling water. Stir and steep for three days then strain and pour into a sprayer.

Super Citrus Spray for Insects

Grate the rind from two lemons and one orange. Add one quart of boiling water and let steep till it is cool. Strain and put in the sprayer.

Baking Soda Spray for Powdery Mildew and Black Spot

Combine one and a half tablespoons of baking soda, one tablespoon of vegetable oil into one and a half gallon of warm water. Stir till everything has dissolved and pour into sprayer.

Onion Spray for Red Mites and Aphids

Blend onion and equal amounts of water, strain and pour into sprayer. The mash can also be buried in the flower bed.

Hot Pepper Insect Spray for Ants, Cabbage Worms, Caterpillars and Tomato Worms

Chop up hot pepper pods and mix with equal amounts of water and a little soap powder. Let steep, strain and pour carefully into sprayer.

Triple Threat Bug Spray is Good for Azaleas, Roses, Beans and Chrysanthemums

Grind three hot peepers and three large onions. Mix with a peeled and chopped bulb of garlic. Cover with water and let steep overnight. Strain then add enough water to make a gallon. Pour into sprayer. You can plant the mash under the rose bushes.

Killer Tomato Spray for Roses and Eggplants, Aphids and Caterpillars

Crush and chop up tomato leaves into a pulp with water. Let steep. Strain and pour into sprayer.

Super Soap Spray for Aphids, Thrips and Mites

Do not use if you have lady bugs. Mix two tablespoons of Ivory Liquid or Tide into a gallon of warm water. Pour into sprayer.

Be careful that when you are spraying plants that they don't have beneficial insects like lady bugs and praying mantises. These insects help balance nature and feed on the pests you want gone from your garden. Make sure your plants are getting the proper nutrients, sunlight and water. Sickly plants are like sick and weak animals, they are easily preyed upon by insects and diseases. Try these sprays out and see how they work for you.

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