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!


★★★★☆ 1 vote

Vegetable Gardens
10 Min


  • 1 gal
    jug (a milk bottle w/cap works)
  • 1
    funnel (to add your ingred. easily to the jug)
  • 1
    fine wired kitchen strainer
  • 1 gal
    very warm water
  • 3
    smashed garlic cloves ( or 2 tbsp garlic powder)
  • 2 Tbsp
    hot pepper flakes

How to Make Vegetable Garden Insect Spray


  1. Put the funnel in the bottle, then add all the dry ingredients.
  2. Pour 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.
  3. I 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!

Printable Recipe Card

About Vegetable Garden Insect Spray

Show 26 Comments & Reviews

Edible Christmas Gifts Guaranteed To Spread Joy

Edible Christmas Gifts Guaranteed To Spread Joy

This year we can all use a little cheer. Make it a season to remember for your family and friends with homemade edible Christmas gifts. From salty to sweet recipes, we’ve found treats to suit everyone’s taste buds. Wrap them in individual bags with a note attached and easily deliver your gifts to friends’ and […]

20 Holiday Stuffing and Dressing Recipes

20 Holiday Stuffing and Dressing Recipes

We don’t care if you call it stuffing or dressing, Thanksgiving isn’t Thanksgiving without this delicious holiday side dish. While we love mom’s classic recipe, we also can’t wait to try these twists and changes to the stuffing we’ve always known. These dressing recipes will have you coming back for seconds and even thirds!

Our Most Popular Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

Our Most Popular Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

It’s our favorite meal of the year! We’re getting all giddy and excited to load our plates with green bean casserole, corn pudding, mashed potatoes, stuffing (and/or dressing), homemade rolls, cranberry sauce, and turkey. Below you’ll find our most popular Thanksgiving recipes to make your holiday dinner the best ever!