Place in a pot and bring to boil:
4 c. of filtered water, 1/2 onion, 2 garlic cloves, & 1/4 tsp. of cayenne pepper (or any other kind of hot pepper).
Grate about 1/4 bar of any natural bar soap you like.
Once your pot of goodies are boiling, add that soap. Stir while cooking an additional 2 min. or so, and once the bubbles start to rise, remove it from heat.
Cover it with a lid and let it all that sit together for about 20 minutes.
Since this is made from real food, store it in the fridge. Spray on plants about once a week.
Thanks Joan! I had a recipe like this, but where...?
what does the pepper do
Good question. I don't know. I do know that chewing bugs, squirrels, deer and rabbits don't like the hot pepper and it doesn't bother birds.
Many people recommend all sorts of chemical products. A natural garden pest control recipe is a natural deterrent against bugs in a vegetable garden. This recipe uses garlic, cayenne pepper, & onion to deter bugs, and homemade soap to help the spray adhere to the leaves.
I'll have to do a little checking. ...Here is a site with instructions for homemade pest control