<s>I know this sounds like an oxy moron, but I promise you it’s not. We planted our garden this spring a little late, and now I’ve got some collard greens coming up but the bugs seem to have been enjoying them a little too much. While I love all fuzzy creatures, I love my food even more. Especially food I’ve put energy and time into.
So I did what I normally do when I have a problem. Call my mom! She gave me the low down on the organic pesticide. It’s easy, fun to make, and works well (so she says). We’ll see; I just sprayed my plants.
Here’s the recipe:
1 chopped onion
5 cloves garlic
1 quart warm water
3 Tablespoons castile soap (I used Dr. Bronner’s liquid)
Blend garlic, onion, and water in blender. DO NOT BLEND SOAP. I made this mistake, and needless to say I had stinky onion/garlic soap water all over the kitchen! When this is blended well, pour in soap and swish around to incorporate. Leave overnight to steep. Do not leave more than one day because you’ll walk in the door from work, smell something awful, and blame your significant other (again; my mistake). Strain the onion and garlic out, mix with another quart of water and about 1/2 cup of liquid castile soap. Put in a spray bottle, spray on your plants, and walk away!
Trust me, this stuff is RANK. Make sure you wash all veggies before you consume. Wash them well! Give it a try if you have a pesticide problem, and let me know how it works!</s>
Update: DO NOT USE THIS. See why here.