Why not start your spring garden with a bang? Before you know it, the days will be longer and hotter. And what better way to spend them than in front of fresh vegetables from homegrown produce!
When we grow our own food at least some part of that process feels like magic: planting seeds into rich soil; watching as they grow towards sunlight and watering on their own—it’s almost too good to believe sometimes.
Nevertheless, is the food you are growing at home safe? Are you worried about the pesticides and insecticides that are being used to control pests in your garden every year?
Did you know that some of these products are potentially harmful to everyone who eats the food that is used on them?
But, what are you going to do with all those bugs coming into your garden? Well, we have just the right list for you!
I have 10 all-natural DIY insecticides that will help you kill those pesky bugs and make your plants safe again. These aren’t just for the garden, these work great inside as well!
You can make your own insecticide with things that you probably already have in the house.
1. Easy DIY Garden Fungicide And Pest Deterrent
If you want to keep your plants healthy and pests away, try this easy homemade garden fungicide. Just mix baking soda with mild dish soap – choose a soap that is biodegradable without phosphates, and add water.
The solution is as easy to make as it sounds. You just mix the ingredients together into a spray bottle and then apply that treatment regularly so you can help your plants grow healthy and bug-free!
It won’t harm you or anyone else in any way- plus there’s nothing harmful to pets either!
2. Homemade Essential Oil Pesticide
There are so many benefits to using essential oils, but did you know that they can also be used as an environmentally friendly DIY home pesticide?
This easy recipe is made with just three ingredients and works on all sorts of bugs.
You can make your own natural, homemade bug repellant with a choice of three essential oils and water. Just mix together in a spray bottle then apply them to plants for an all-natural way of keeping bugs at bay!
3. DIY Natural Garlic Pesticide Spray
You can keep pests like slugs, snails, and aphids away by making a garlic spray. Simply mix water with fresh chopped or powdered garlic to form the solution before using it in your garden as often as needed – just one spritz will work for most pests!
The solution won’t penetrate into plant leaves so there won’t be any garlic taste on cucumbers or other veggies – making this an ideal way to keep pests at bay without using toxic chemicals.
4. DIY Insecticidal Soap
This easy DIY insecticide uses Fels Naptha soap and water to create a safe, effective spray. It’s much cheaper than anything you can buy at the farmer’s supply store – it only takes minutes for this simple task- but that doesn’t mean that it won’t get rid of pesky bugs from your garden plants!
In fact, it is one of the fastest ways to get rid of bugs and pests in your garden. Grate the soap in water to create a solution and then just spray it on your garden plants! It’s easy as that!
5. DIY Peppermint Oil Garden Spray
Peppermint oil is full of benefits for your home and garden. You can make an awesome DIY ant repellant by using this essential oil instead of regular toxic ones!
You can get peppermint oil at any store where they sell essential oils, even the Dollar Store has it!
6. Homemade Garlic Mint Garden Plant Spray
You can keep pesky garden bugs away with this garlic mint plant spray. It’s easy to makeup and it works better than anything you’ll find at the store – plus, all natural!
Garlic, mint, and cayenne are the perfect combination to rid your garden of bugs. With just one easy-to-mix-up batch you’ll be able to repair any damage that pests have done in no time!
7. Homemade Oil Spray For Vegetable Gardens
Aphids, spider mites, and other crawly pests are ruining your garden? Consider making this homemade oil spray to protect the plants from bugs that want nothing more than a tasty snack before they have time to grow.
It only requires dishwashing liquid along with cooking oil in water for an easy solution that will keep these pesky creatures at bay while also being safe on healthy veggies or food items coming off them!
8. DIY Insecticidal Castile Soap Spray
Castile soap is the perfect choice for keeping your plants safe from pests.
One package of this environmentally-friendly product can keep several spray bottles of insecticide full, and you don’t need as much to achieve an effect, which means less chemical buildup on produce!
9. Homemade Veggie Soup Insecticide
This natural veggie soup solution is the perfect way to keep your garden bug-free. All you need are garlic, onion, and jalapeno along with dish soap for an effective recipe that’s easy enough that even kids can help make!
Simply combine all ingredients in a pot on the stovetop until caramelized then cool slightly before storing in a spray bottle ready for use when needed!
10. Homemade Neem Oil Spray
The best way to keep away garden bugs is by using Neem oil! Mix some water with your pure cold pressed neem oil and antiseptic soap.
Then, spray the mixture on plants – giving them two treatments per week should be enough for most gardens, but if you notice pests returning or new ones coming in contact with your plants, then just give it another go until all of those pesky insects are gone for good!