I came across this recipe for an all natural garden spray that you can make with ingredients you have at home in my Vegetable Gardener's Companion book. It was easy to make and this stuff smells AWFUL. If I was a bug, I wouldn't come near it!
You mix 3 cups of hot water, 1 tbsp cayenne, and 7 cloves of garlic. Let it steep for 4 days. Strain it and toss it in a sprayer.
In other garden news, I planted a few things to see if I can get a fall harvest. Last year the only thing I planted midsummer was beets. This year I found seed packets on sale for 20 cents each, so I picked 4 items to try. Maybe I'll get lucky and redeem my garden before the season is over. For now, the only veggies we're enjoying are cucumbers and beets.
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