This works for me:
Get the hottest peppers available, I use dried Habaneros as they are
readily available in the local Supermarket.
Bottle of a commercial product called Hinder.
Palmolive Dish Washing Liquid
Two one Gallon Plastic Ice Cream pails with covers or similar
Put a couple handfuls of the peppers in each container, fill with water
and let stand in the sun for 7 days, just like making sun ice tea.
After 7 days or as soon as it really begins to smell bad, strain off
about 2-3 quarts of the liquid and put it in your pump up sprayer,
refill the bucket with water and after the second or third time you use
it add some more peppers, don't bother throwing the old ones out just
keep adding to the mixture, the worse it gets the betters it works. Add
1/4 - 1/2 cup of Hinder and a couple of tablespoons of Palmolive
liquid. Fill the sprayer with water.
Spray all the plants you want to protect to the point of run off once a
week or after a heavy rain. .
I also use this on vegetables with no noticeable taste once they are
washed. I usually just give them a light misting but it still works.
Things like tomatoes can be sprayed heavily on the foliage with out any
concern. As a side benefit, some organic solutions for common garden
pests include the same pepper ingredients. I have used this on
everything in the yard and garden with no side effects to me or the
plants, except when standing down wind and spraying and then it will
take your breath away.
Switch from one bucket to the other every week and you will always have
a supply of spray.
If this works for you please let me know.
> Every morning about 2am, the Deer head to the rose garden for a late night
> snack.. It seems like my wife plants new rose bushes, the next morning
> there's nothing left!! I yell at them, and they look at me.. (other than
> shooting them!) Is there anything I can do about this?...
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