Homemade Insect Spray for Vegetables

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Growing a vegetable garden is a gratifying hobby because you eventually get to eat and enjoy the results of all your hard work. Nothing is more aggravating then discovering that insects are eating your vegetables. Insects not only destroy your chances of enjoying the vegetables you planted but, left unattended, they can kill your vegetable plants. Commercial insecticides are available, but you can make your own organic insecticide using simple supplies from home and the store. Use your homemade insecticide to kill insects on your plants and enjoy eating fresh vegetables from your garden.

Things You'll Need

  • Spray bottle
  • 5 drops spearmint oil
  • 8 drops orange essential oil
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon
  • Measuring spoon
  • Salt
  • Water

Tips & Warnings

  • Spray your vegetables, liberally, with your homemade insecticide. Spray the stems, vegetables and the undersides of leaves.
  • Wash vegetables in soapy water and rinse with cool water to remove the residue of your homemade insecticide.

References

  • Photo Credit Basket of Garden Vegetables image by Karin Lau from Fotolia.com dropper tube image by jimcox40 from Fotolia.com yellow spray bottle image by Igor Negovelov from Fotolia.com
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