Projects & Recipes
My garden has been tore up by black cutworms, and I am sick of it. I’m going to fight fire with worm! Black pepper spray does the trick. Get an old milk jug or bucket and fill it with extremely hot water. For every ounce of water use 1 tablespoon of pepper. Yep, plain ole black pepper you put in your pepper shaker. Stir the water and let it set overnight. Then strain the pepper out with a coffee filter. I hadn’t thought of this until just this moment, but you could put the pepper in the coffee filter and twist it up with a rubber band or twist tie and drop it in the bucket. Why had I not thought of this before? Once you have the water strained, put it in your watering can, spray bottle or weed sprayer and water your plants and veggies. This will not effect your flower buds or taste of veggies and there are no pesticides to worry about. Beware though, when you are spraying your plants, even bugs with wings don’t like it. I was out in the garden with my hair in a pony tail swinging my head in circles. I had my own propeller going above my head to keep the bugs from landing. Happy gardening!