Directions

  1. Roughly chop the tomatoes, onion, peppers, and garlic.
  2. Place the chopped vegetables in a food processor or blender and blend until liquefied.
  3. Add vinegar and pepper to the mixture.
  4. Strain the mixture through several layers '>f cheesecloth or a disposable coffee filter,
  5. Pour the strained liquid into the pump spray bottle.
  6. Spray the liquid directly on pests that you spot in your garden,

Yield: About 3 cups of insect-knockout salsa

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Chili Pepper

Onion

Chili Pepper

Onion

Get rid of pests fast by spraying your plants with this wicked salsa! Combine tomatoes, onions, chili peppers, and garlic with vinegar and black pepper to make the spray.

Note: Crushed garlic contains allicin, the smelly compound that confounds the sensory receptors of insects in search of a tasty plant feast. Plot peppers are loaded with fiery capsaicin, which gives a chemical burn to marauding mammals and some solt-bodied insects. Onions help fiive the salsa an extra aromatic kick, and the sulfur in them may suppress some fungal diseases Many pests avoid tomatoes, so the unmistakable tomato odor signals them to look elsewhere.

Caution: This salsa can be highly irritating if it gets in your eyes or mouth, so spray it only on a windless day.

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