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Homemade Garlic-Mint Garden Insect Spray

DIY Homemade Garlic-Mint Garden Insect Spray

(adapted from Keeper of the Home)

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
Add the garlic and mint to a food processor and pulse for a few seconds.
Transfer mixture to a large pot and add the cayenne and 12c. water.
Bring to a boil; remove from heat and let sit overnight.
Strain into a couple spray bottles (or gallon garden sprayer) and add the two small squirts of dish soap.
To Use:
– shake well before each use
– this mainly repels bugs, though if they rub against it, it can kill them.
– spray all the leaves on affected plants, including the undersides – preferably on a cloudy day so as not to burn the plants.
– wait a few days to see the affect and then apply more if needed (many times I’ve only needed to do one application)

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