Sunday, July 17, 2016

Natural Vegetable and Garden Spray

Himself made a natural vegetable and garden spray. It contains simple ingredients, no harsh chemicals, and seems to work.

As noted in the First Harvest post, most insects and critters don't like the smell and/or taste of peppermint.

He made two variations of the concoction. He didn't measure any of the ingredients.

1. Peppermint Soap and Jabenero Pepper Spray

You will need:

Recipe 1:
A spray bottle
Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Castile Soap (you can find this at Target in the natural soap and lotion aisle look for Burt's Bee's stuff. The Castile soap should be in the same aisle.)
1  bag of Jabenero pepper. (There were a couple 3 or 4 peppers in the bag)

The night before:

Chop peppers. Add to spray bottle.
Fill bottle with soap and water (50-50)

Spray the next morning.

Recipe 2 is the same as above. Omit peppers. Himself said he was too lazy to buy and chop more peppers.

Your yard and garden will smell minty fresh. The critters seem to stay away from the garden with or without the Jabenero peppers.Your mileage may vary.


  1. Good to know. I wonder if just planting mint around the garden would work too?

    1. Yes, Robin. I've read that in some gardening books.