|Birds Eye Chili Bush|
At the moment there is not much in the veggie garden as it is a difficult growing time for vegetables where we live, with garden pests, fungus and extreme hot weather, but he tried the capsicums and tomatoes that were there anyway. Obviously the carrot tops and the chili bush were not appetizing as he didn't touch those. He has also been known to have a nibble or two on some of my potted plants so noticing that the Chili bush remained intact, I thought I would make up the Chili and Garlic organic pest control spray that I usually make for controlling bugs in the garden and see if that would stop him from chewing my pot plants and vegetables.
|Birds Eye Chilies and Garlic|
Take about 12 to 15 small hot chilies or 2 large ones and 3 or 4 cloves of garlic. Place in a blender with 2 - 3 cups of water and blend until really well combined and there are only small pieces of the chilies and garlic left.
Strain this mixture through some muslin cloth or an old stocking to remove any pieces that might block your spray bottle nozzle.
|The blended and strained chili and garlic water|
Remember: When you are handling chilies be careful not to touch your face or eyes as the chili on your fingers will burn. Even after washing my hands with soap and water I can still feel the heat on my finger if I put it in my mouth.
|Organic Pest Control Spray|