i recently tarted up my herb garden again after several months. does anyone
know of any good recipes for safe insecticides/repellents i can spray on
them to protect them but still be able to eat them when i want to?
Herbs don't need any protection against chewing or sucking insects,
they have their own. The aromatic oils which give the strong herb tastes
and smells are natural repellents, that's why people put dry herbs or
herb bags in linen cupboards and wardrobes.
I agree with Janet - the only herbs I've had problems with is dill (aphid
infestation) but planting nasturtiums close to them diverted the aphids and
no problems this yr.
Never had an insect on any other herbs besides the occasional fly or bug
that just happens to be 'smelling the herbs' but not feasting!
Hot pepper wax, sold in garden centers or make your own. Take three of the
hottest peppers you can find on the market and blend them in a blender with
about two cups of water. Strain it through a sieve and add the liquid to a
gallon of water. Spray plants. Don't get it on hands or arms or in eyes.
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