Vegetable Garden Insect Spray

Vicki H


I use this solution for most of my vegetables. The only vegetable I might not use it on is Cauliflower. The cauliflower leaves don't seem to like it.

I have used it on broccoli, tomatoes, green snap beans, bell peppers, lettuces and spinach.

The insects do not like these flavors!

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Vegetable Gardens
10 Min


1 gal
jug (a milk bottle w/cap works)
funnel (to add your ingred. easily to the jug)
fine wired kitchen strainer
1 gal
very warm water
smashed garlic cloves ( or 2 tbsp garlic powder)
2 Tbsp
hot pepper flakes

How to Make Vegetable Garden Insect Spray


  • 1Put the funnel in the bottle, then add all the dry ingredients.
  • 2Pour in the very warm water. Hold the cap tightly and shake to mix.

    Let this steep for several hours or overnight.

    Use a fine strainer to filter out the particles into a sprayer or spray bottle - each time you fill up - or else the smallest pieces will clog your sprayer nozle

    Store in your garage or wherever you keep your gardening items. Because as this sits and steeps, it does get strong.
  • 3I spray this solution on my garden veggies when their leaves are fairly grown and your season is showing more signs of bugs!

    Note: You must reapply after a rainfall.

    You will actually watch the insects fly away as you spray this. Those white moths love to fly around your broccoli to lay their when you start seeing those white moths around your garden..better get out your spray bottle!

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About Vegetable Garden Insect Spray

Course/Dish: Other Non-Edibles
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy