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Preparation of Organic Pesticides – Step by step Guide

Organic Pesticide

Pest like aphids, spider and mites can cause serious damage to flowers, fruits, and vegetables. T hese creatures attack the garden in swarms, and drain the life of the crop and often invite disease in the process. Many chemical pesticides prove unsafe for human and the environment. It turns fruits and vegetables unsafe for consumption. T hankfully, there are many homemade, organic options to turn to war against pests.

Step 1

Mix 120g of hot chillies with 110 g of garlic or onion. Chop them thoroughly.

Step 2

Blend the vegetables together manually or using an electric grinder until it forms a thick paste.

Step 3

Add the vegetable paste to 500 ml of warm water. Give the ingredients a stir to thoroughly mix them together.

Step 4

Pour the solution into a glass container and leave it undisturbed for 24 hours. If possible, keep the container in a sunny location. If not, at least keep the mixture in a warm place.

Step 5

Strain the mixture. Pour the solution through a strainer, remove the vegetables and collect the vegetable-infused water and pour into another container. This f iltrate is the pesticide. Either discard the vegetables or use it as a compost.

Step 6

Pour the pesticide into a squirt bottle. Make sure that the spray bottle has first been cleaned with warm water and soap to get rid it of any potential contaminants. Use a funnel to transfer the liquid into the squirt bottle and replace the nozzle.

Step 7

Spray your plants with the pesticide. Treat the infected plants every 4 to 5 days with the solution. After 3 or 4 treatments, the pest will be eliminated. If the area is thoroughly covered with the solution, this pesticide should keep bugs away for the rest of the season.

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