Adapted from No Dig Vegetable Garden’s recipe.

Steep the following ingredients in the sun using an old container for a day (beware – it will be strong!).

  • Chop 2-3 garlic bulbs
  • Chop 6 large or 12 small hot chilli peppers
  • 7 cups of water
  • Filter liquid through a coffee filter/colander into a spray bottle for application. Be sure to experiment with your spray before applying widely and check for results or any damage to young plants.

Uses for this natural garden pest control are extensive: It will kill ants, aphids, caterpillars, grubs, bugs and just about any little invader. Be selective and mind the beneficial garden insects like ladybugs, lacewings, and bees.