Home Made Bug Spray – Home Vegetable Garden

Vegetable Garden Home made bug spray using Ivory soap and hot peppers. Visit The Bayou Gardener in Avoyelles Parish Louisiana – Cajun Country at www.thebayougardener.com

25 Responses to “Home Made Bug Spray – Home Vegetable Garden”

  1. @heathermasters1985 … Never noticed if it runs em off or not……Donald

  2. heathermasters1985 Reply November 3, 2011 at 7:25 am

    Does this work on House Flies?

  3. @GardenGuy1967 … 5 gal. or larger should do the trick…..Donald

  4. Hello Donald, what size pot did you plant your lettuce in outside the shop? I’m from Canada and am trying a winter garden indoors and am thinking of planting lettuce in 1 of my pots. But I want to make sure the pot is big enough to sustain the plant?? Thanks..

  5. @swanz199 … : ) ….Donald

  6. Trusted pocket knife. LOL!

  7. @shearer1405 … You’ll find the homemade stuff works pretty well if applied often. For really bad bug problems you may want to try Liquid Sevin……Donald

  8. wow i like the bug juice. its too late for this year, but i will be using it next year. i was always scared of putting stuff on my garden but this stuff looks safe.thanks for that.!!!!!

  9. @louis1999ful …Have a friend in TX that did that. He said for two weeks there were bubbles in the garden after watering. LOL…..Donald

  10. I did that and I put too much soap

  11. @donnelly138 … I’ve never had a problem, wash the vegetables after harvest…….Donald

  12. Does the lettuce/spinach ever taste like soap?

  13. @crypto0102 … I no longer own that mower. I now have the JD 930 zero turn, cuts in half the time…….Donald

  14. Just wondered…lol… saw your John Deere mower in the background, has the tranny gone out on it yet? cause it will… mine went in 180 hours use. go read about k46 tranny’s on the web.

  15. @Nerdybudy19 … Hope they give you some good ideas to work into your methods……Donald

  16. I love your vids! You do such a great job teaching us! I subscribed :) I’m only 20 years old but have always wanted someone to teach me on having a vegetable garden and how and what to do with it. You definitely taught me alot! Thankyou!

  17. @WileE116 … Keep a close eye on those plants. I don’t know exactly how long it works and I know it doesn’t work for all insects…….Donald

  18. Now, it has been 2 weeks since using the home made bug spray. I must say so far so good. Thanks again Bayou Gardner!

  19. ANY NATURAL SOAP IS GOOD ADD TO IT HERBS AND VEGTABLES WITH STRONG SCENTS, CERTAIN SCENTS FOR CERTIAN BUGS YOU CAN MIX ALL TOGETHER. !!! WATCH OUT FOR THE AMOUNT OF OIL CONTENT”". THE OIL CONTENT IF HIGH WILL BURN THE PLANTS. KEEP OFF THE FLOWER IF BEES ARE NEEDED TO POLLINATE.
    SOME BEING IN THE GOOD BUGS AND CHASE THE BAD ONES AWAY AT THE SAMETIME, LIKE LEMONGRASS AND MINT.
    CERTIAN PLANTS AND HERBS WORK AS NATURAL PESTICIDES PLANT UP WIND.DO A LITTLE EXPERIMENTING AND RESEARCH.

  20. @WileE116 … It won’t run all the bugs off but it will help. Let us know……..Donald

  21. Thank you Bayou Gardener! I will try it out today. I will re-post my results next week.

  22. @triggerhappy1234able … Thanks for the tip……Donald

  23. triggerhappy1234able Reply November 3, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Don’t know if anyone has offered this info to you or not, but you can use a cheese grater, grate soap into a pot, add a quart of water and heat on the stove. It will desolve the chunks.

  24. @Hoovesandpaws61 …Hadn’t used it at all this year. With such a large garden I just didn’t have time to make it. For it to do any good it has to be used regular……Donald

  25. I use the food processor for the soap. I first grade it and then put the s blade in to completely chop it up. That works great. BTW, are you still using this spray? I haven’t tried it on my garden but sure will if it works. I grade the soap to make laundry detergent.