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5 organic solutions to protect your garden from pests and insects

Lisa Garden on 04-05-2018

Losing their entire efforts to pests and insects is the worst nightmare of any gardener, and they’re right in their stand. Pests can ruin your garden within no time. Many people use chemical pesticides to deal with this threat. However, chemical products are harmful to your health as well as the environment. So, why not opt for organic pesticides and insecticides that aren’t only safe to use but also effective against this nuisance.  

If you’re looking for some organic solutions against pests and insects, we have you covered. Here you go:


1. Hot Peppers

Hot peppers work as one of the best remedies for killing off harmful pests. If you’ve some pepper plants in your garden, take a few peppers and chop them. Now boil chopped hot peppers in a pot filled with water. Once it cools down, move it to a spray bottle and spray it in your garden to get rid of plant-eating pests. Don’t forget wearing gloves while handling peppers.


2. Eggshells

Not many people are aware of the various benefits of eggshells. Instead of throwing them away, use eggshells to keep snails and slugs away from your garden. All you need to do is to crush a few eggshells and spread them on the top of the soil around your garden.


3. Garlic, Onion and Pepper

Garlic, onion, and pepper offer effective protection against pests that can ruin your garden. Chop a bulb of garlic and onion and mix it with powdered cayenne pepper. Add one-fourth water to this mixture. You can also add a tablespoon of liquid soap for better results. Now spray this mixture on affected plants and your plants will recover in no time.


4. Banana and Orange Peels

Many people consider banana peels as totally useless. However, you may not know that banana peels can protect you from the nuisance of pests and insects. It’s an organic pesticide that can improve the health of plants. Bury the banana peels a few inches deep near plants that have become the victims of aphids and ants.

Orange peels can also be used as organic insecticides in our garden. You can boil them to prepare a spray or just spread them near the infected plants.


5. Turmeric

Turmeric is commonly used to prepare meals at home since it adds a distinct flavour. However, do you know ants and many other insects despise the smell of turmeric? So, you can make the most of this opportunity and use turmeric as a natural insecticide. You can sprinkle a little amount of turmeric powder around the infected plants.

Another way of using turmeric as an organic insecticide is to chop fresh turmeric and mix it with water. Now fill it up in a spray bottle and spray it in your garden. This is one proven way of terminating insects and pests.  


Learn more about gardening and plants by visiting Garden Centre Guide. It’s one of the biggest directories of gardens across the UK and provides an insight into the most effective organic ways to protect your garden from pests and insects.